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Feeding Stuffs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Feeding Stuffs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 4th May 1998.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

2.  The Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2) shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 8.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (Interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “ingredient” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“mammalian meat and bone meal” means mammalian protein derived from the whole or part of any dead mammal by rendering, or, in the case of an imported product by an equivalent process;; and

(b)in the definition of “protein”, after the word ““protein”” there shall be inserted the words “, subject to paragraph (1A),”.

4.  After regulation 2(1) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(1A) For the purposes of paragraphs 6A(1) and 19A(1) of Schedule 1, “protein” has the meaning given to “animal protein” by Article 2(1) of the Specified Bovine Material Order (Northern Ireland) 1997(3)..

5.  In regulation 14 (Control of added substances contained in feeding stuffs)—

(a)for paragraphs (1) to (3) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:

(1) A person shall not sell, or have in possession with a view to sale, for use as a feeding stuff, or use as a feeding stuff, any material containing any additive, or sell, or have in possession with a view to sale, for incorporation in a feeding stuff, any additive, unless—

(a)where the additive is contained in any material, the additive is referred to in paragraph 6(1) of, or in any of Parts I to X of, the Table to Schedule 4, and the material complies with the relevant provisions of that Schedule;

(b)where the additive is not so contained, it is referred to in paragraph 6(1) of, or in any of Parts I to X of, the Table to Schedule 4; or

(c)the additive, whether or not contained in any material or in a preparation, is—

(i)an enzyme; or

(ii)a micro-organism;

and in either case is referred to in Part XI of that Table.; and

(b)in paragraph (4), for the expression “Paragraphs (1) to (3)” there shall be substituted the expression “Paragraph (1)”.

6.  In Schedule 1 (Contents of the Statutory Statement)—

(a)after paragraph 6 there shall be added the following paragraphs—

6A.(1) In the case of any straight feeding stuff comprising protein derived from mammalian tissue but containing no mammalian meat and bone meal, and intended for animals other than pet animals, the statutory statement shall contain the declaration specified in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The declaration referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is—

  • This straight feeding stuff comprises protein derived from mammalian tissue the feeding of which to ruminants is prohibited.

6B.  In the case of any straight feeding stuff comprising or containing mammalian meat and bone meal, and intended for animals other than pet animals, the statutory statement shall contain the following declaration—

This straight feeding stuff comprises protein derived from mammalian tissue the feeding of which to ruminants, all other categories of farmed creatures and equine animals is prohibited.; and

(b)after paragraph 19 there shall be added the following paragraphs—

19A.(1) In the case of any compound feeding stuff containing protein derived from mammalian tissue but containing no mammalian meat and bone meal, and intended for animals other than pet animals, the statutory statement shall contain the declaration specified in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The declaration referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is—

  • This compound feeding stuff contains protein derived from mammalian tissue the feeding of which to ruminants is prohibited.

19B.  In the case of any compound feeding stuff containing mammalian meat and bone meal, and intended for animals other than pet animals, the statutory statement shall contain the following declaration—

This compound feeding stuff contains protein derived from mammalian tissue the feeding of which to ruminants, all other categories of farmed creatures and equine animals is prohibited..

7.  In the Table to Schedule 4 (Permitted Additives and Provisions Relating to their Use), after the provisions in Part X there shall be added the provisions of the Part XI set out in Schedule 1.

8.  For Part II of Schedule 6 (Categories of Ingredients for use in Relation to Compound Feeding Stuffs for Animals other than Pets) there shall be substituted the contents of Schedule 2.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland on

L.S.

Liam McKibben

Assistant Secretary

25th March 1998.

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