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Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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22.—(1) A person shall not slaughter a bovine animal, for the purpose of deriving from the animal any DBES goods or ECHS goods, otherwise than in an establishment approved for the slaughter of—

(a)in the case of DBES goods, DBES eligible animals; or

(b)in the case of ECHS goods, ECHS animals,

under regulation 10.

(2) A person shall not slaughter a bovine animal—

(a)for the purpose of deriving therefrom any DBES goods, unless at the time of slaughter the animal was a DBES eligible animal; or

(b)for the purpose of deriving therefrom any ECHS goods, unless at the time of slaughter the animal was a ECHS animal.

(3) A person contravening any provision of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) Any person guilty of an offence under these Regulations shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both; or

(b)on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.

(5) Article 19 of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) shall apply to the commission by any person of an offence under these Regulations, and Article 20(1), (5) and (6) of that Order shall apply in any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations, as if, in all of those provisions, the references to “any of the preceding provisions of this Part” were references to these Regulations.

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