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

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PART IIIMarking, Sealing and Fastening of the final Sample

1.  Each container of a final sample shall be so secured and sealed by the person taking the sample that the container cannot be opened without breaking the seal; alternatively the container may be placed in a stout envelope or in a linen, cotton or plastic bag, and this further receptacle then secured and sealed in such a manner that the contents cannot be removed without breaking the seal or the receptacle.

2.  A label shall be attached to the container or receptacle containing the final sample and sealed in such a manner that it cannot be removed without the seal being broken. The label shall be marked with the following particulars, which shall be visible without the seal being broken:

(a)name of the inspector and the authority by which he was authorised to take the sample;

(b)identification mark given by the inspector to the sample;

(c)place of sampling;

(d)date of sampling;

(e)name of the material; and

(f)identification code, batch reference number or consignment identification of the material sampled, where readily available.

3.  The container or receptacle may also be secured and sealed by the holder of the material sampled or person acting on his behalf.

4.  The label referred to above shall be signed or initialled by the person taking the sample or by or on behalf of the holder of the material sampled.

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