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Animal By-Products (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Approval of animal by-products rendering premises

8.  Schedule 4 shall be amended—

(a)by substituting for sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph 6 of Section B of Part I the following sub-paragraph—

(ii)using any of the systems of heat treatment described in Commission Decision 92/562/EEC, as amended(1) and as read, in the case of animal by-products of ruminant origin, with Commission Decision 94/382/EEC on the approval of alternative heat treatment systems for processing animal waste of ruminant origin, with a view to the inactivation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy agents(2), as amended(3), subject to the conditions contained in those Decisions.; and

(b)by adding at the end of Section B of Part II the following paragraph—

9.  In the case of animal by-products of ruminant origin rendering must be carried out either—

(i)so that—

(a)material is heated to a core temperature of at least 133°C for 20 minutes at a pressure of 3 bar. The particle size of the raw material prior to processing must be reduced to at least 50 mm by means of a pre-breaker or grinder; and

(b)recording thermographs are provided at the critical points of the heating process to monitor heat treatment; or

(ii)using any of the systems of heat treatment described in Commission Decision 92/562/EEC, as amended and as read with Commission Decision 94/382/EEC as amended, subject to the conditions contained in those Decisions..

(1)

Commission Decision 92/562/EEC (O.J. No. L359, 9.12.92, p. 23) on the approval of alternative heat treatment systems for processing high-risk material was amended in respect of aquatic animals by item 27 of Chapter 5 of Part E of Section V of Annex 1 to the Decision of the Council of the European Union adjusting the instruments concerning the accession of new Member States to the European Union (O.J. No. L1, 1.1.95, p. 100)

(2)

O.J. No. L 172, 7.7.94, p. 25

(3)

By Commission Decision 95/29/EC (O.J. No. L38, 18.2.95, p. 17)

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