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Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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7.  Subject to paragraph 8, in the absence of good reason to the contrary, the sampling apparatus for solid feeding stuffs shall be taken from among the following—

(a)a flat-bottomed shovel with vertical sides;

(b)a sampling spear with dimensions appropriate to the characteristics of the sampled portion in all respects, including dimensions of the container and particle size of the feeding stuff;

(c)mechanical apparatus which, if used for the purpose of sampling a feeding stuff being moved at the time the sample is taken, must be capable of taking samples right across the flow of the product;

(d)apparatus designed to divide the sample into approximately equal parts for taking incremental samples, and for the preparation of reduced and final samples.

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