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

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Regulations 3(8) and 8(13)

SCHEDULE 1Conditions of approval of establishments for the production of relevant goods

Conditions of Approval

ConditionDescription of facility or control procedure by which the condition will be metStaff member(s) responsible for supervision
THE ABOVE DETAILS MUST NOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT FIRST HAVING GIVEN WRITTEN NOTICE TO YOUR SUPERVISING VETERINARY SURGEON AND THE DIVISIONAL VETERINARY MANAGER AND HAVING OBTAINED THEIR AGREEMENT TO THE INTENDED CHANGE.

1.  All raw materials for use in production for despatch to another member State or third country must be identifiable to species of origin. Materials of bovine origin must be traceable to non-UK place of origin.

2.  There must be a system at the establishment to ensure it is possible to identify the origin of bovine raw material contained in any relevant goods for despatch and to trace that raw material through each stage of preparation.

3.  There must be a system for recording all amounts of incoming bovine raw materials which meet the conditions for despatch to another member State or third country and such outgoing bovine raw materials or products containing them, which ensures that it is possible to cross check consignments entering or leaving the establishment.

4.  All relevant goods which meet the conditions for despatch to another member State or third country must be unloaded, processed or treated, stored, handled, loaded and unloaded and transported separately, or at different times, from bovine products which do not meet those conditions.

5.  For cold stores there must be chambers for storage of relevant goods which meet the conditions for despatch to another member State or third country which can be locked and sealed so that products cannot be added or removed without breaking the seal (lockable rails in chillers are not sufficient).

For other stores, there must be clear and effective segregation (though this need not take the form of a chamber locked under seal) between relevant goods which are eligible for despatch to another member State or third country and any bovine products which are not.

6.  Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations, meat products and other products of bovine animal origin which meet the conditions for despatch to another member State or third country must be marked with the appropriate additional mark in the form prescribed in Schedule 3.

7.  The appropriate additional mark must be removed from fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations, meat products and other products of animal origin when they cease to meet the conditions for despatch to another member State or third country or are despatched for sale onto the UK market.

8.  Instruments or labels for applying the appropriate additional mark may be ordered only with the authorisation of an inspector. All new supplies of instruments or labels for applying the appropriate additional mark must be delivered into the control of an inspector.

9.  Instruments for applying the appropriate additional mark, labels bearing the appropriate additional mark, serially numbered healthmark labels and official seals must be maintained and applied under official control.

10.  There must be unique identification of XAP relevant goods for despatch to allow a full description of the goods to be provided on certificates required for the purposes of the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998.

11.  XAP relevant goods must be transported in means of transport sealed with an official seal.

12.  There must be adequate facilities to enable an inspector to carry out his functions under the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998.

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