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Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Control of the consignment of bovine material

5.—(1) A person shall not produce any gelatin or collagen derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain or is destined for use in cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products.

(2) A person shall not consign any gelatin or collagen derived from a bovine animal slaughtered outside the United Kingdom, which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain or is destined for use in cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products, unless he ensures that it is produced in an establishment approved under regulation 8(2) for the preparation of relevant goods of that type.

(3) A person shall not consign from any place, or bring to any establishment registered under regulation 4(2), material derived from any part of a bovine animal which includes any part of the vertebral column of such animal unless he ensures that—

(a)any such material is contained in an impervious container which is clearly labelled to indicate that it contains bovine vertebral column; and

(b)any other material derived from any part of a bovine animal carried in the same consignment is contained in a separate impervious container which is clearly labelled as not containing bovine vertebral column.

(4) Where fresh meat is dispatched from a border inspection post, or an establishment, on the territory of a member State through Northern Ireland (whether to an establishment approved under regulation 8(2) or otherwise) that meat—

(a)shall be accompanied by a veterinary certificate issued by an official veterinarian or the certificate issued by the competent authority for that border inspection post (including the originals of such certificates); and

(b)shall be transported in an officially sealed vehicle, the seal of which has not been broken except for the purposes of an official inspection.

(5) Where any material referred to in paragraph (d) of the definition of “relevant goods” in regulation 2(2) or any other raw material used for the production of such material is dispatched from an establishment on the territory of a member State to an establishment approved under regulation 8(2) the identity of the establishment where that material was produced shall be clearly marked on a label affixed to the material or in the commercial document accompanying it.

(6) A person shall not place on the market in Northern Ireland any fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations or meat products which bear an additional mark or labelling or packaging which bears such a mark.

(7) For the purposes of paragraph (6) “additional mark” includes the mark set out in Schedule 2 to the Great Britain Regulations.

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