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

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Trade in meat, products, by-products and materials derived from animals slaughtered in the United Kingdom

4.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, a person shall not despatch from Northern Ireland to a member State or third country or bring to any place in Northern Ireland for the purposes of such despatch or consign for the purposes of such despatch any—

(a)meat derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom;

(b)product obtained from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain; or

(c)material derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom which is destined for use in medical or pharmaceutical products.

(2) The prohibitions in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to any controlled bovine by-product where—

(a)it was produced in an establishment registered under regulation 6(2);

(b)an inspection has been carried out of the system of official controls established in relation to those premises for the purposes of Article 4(5) of the Council Decision; and

(c)in the case of any by-product referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) of the definition of “controlled bovine by-product” in regulation 2(2)—

(i)it is accompanied by an official certificate issued by a veterinary inspector stating that it was produced in compliance with the conditions set out in Annex I to the Council Decision and attesting to the frequency of the official controls carried out in relation thereto; and

(ii)the Commission of the European Communities has set the date referred to in Article 4(6) of the Council Decision for controlled bovine by-products of that type; and

(d)in the case of any by-product referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition of “controlled bovine by-product” in regulation 2(2), the Commission of the European Communities has set the date referred to in Article 4(6) of the Council Decision and that date has passed.

(3) The prohibitions in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to any type of ECHS goods where—

(a)the ECHS animals from which the goods have been derived were slaughtered—

(i)in a slaughterhouse approved under regulation 10(3); and

(ii)in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 11;

(b)each stage of the preparation of those goods which took place in Northern Ireland took place in a slaughterhouse approved by the Department under regulation 10(3) or an establishment approved by the Department under regulation 12(2), in accordance with the requirements of regulations 10 to 13 which relate to that stage (including the requirement for supervision by a veterinary surgeon);

(c)each stage of the production of those goods which took place in Great Britain took place in a slaughterhouse approved by the Minister of the Crown under regulation 10 of the Great Britain Regulations, or in an establishment approved by such a Minister under regulation 12 of those Regulations, in accordance with the requirements of regulations 10 to 13 of these regulations which relate to that stage (including the requirement for supervision by a veterinary inspector);

(d)in the case of fresh meat, no health marks applied to the meat for the purposes of Council Directive 64/433/EEC have been removed and the goods are accompanied by an official certificate issued by the veterinary surgeon or veterinary inspector who supervised their production which—

(i)states that the goods comply with the conditions referred to in Articles 9 to 13 of the Council Decision;

(ii)identifies the establishments in which they were prepared;

(iii)bears the words “Produced in accordance with Council Decision 98/256/EC”; and

(iv)in the “Identification of Meat” section of the health certificate referred to in Annex IV to Council Directive 64/433/EEC, identifies all the labels affixed to the goods and their serial numbers;

(e)in the case of any minced meat, meat preparation, meat product or food for domestic carnivores, they are accompanied by an official certificate issued by the veterinary surgeon or veterinary inspector who supervised their production which—

(i)states that the goods comply with the conditions referred to in Articles 6 and 7 and 9 to 13 of the Council Decision;

(ii)identifies the establishments in which they were prepared; and

(iii)identifies all the labels affixed to the goods and their serial numbers;

(f)in the case of fresh meat, they are obtained in accordance with Article 6(2) of the Council Decision;

(g)in the case of minced meat, meat preparations and meat products, they are obtained in accordance with Article 6(3) of the Council Decision; and

(h)the goods are despatched in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(1).

(4) The prohibitions in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to any DBES goods where—

(a)the DBES eligible animals from which the goods have been derived were slaughtered—

(i)in a slaughterhouse approved under regulation 10(3) in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 4; or

(ii)in a slaughterhouse in Great Britain approved under regulation 10 of the Great Britain Regulations and in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 11 of those Regulations;

(b)each stage of the production of those goods which took place in Northern Ireland took place—

(i)in a slaughterhouse approved by the Department under regulation 10(3) or an establishment approved by the Department under regulation 12(2) and in accordance with the requirements of regulations 10 to 13 which relate to that stage; and

(ii)under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon appointed for the purpose by the Department:

(c)each stage of the production of those goods which took place in Great Britain took place—

(i)in a slaughterhouse approved by a Minister of the Crown under regulation 10 of the Great Britain Regulations or in an establishment approved by a Minister of the Crown under regulation 12 of those Regulations and in accordance with the requirements of regulations 10 to 13 of those Regulations relating to that stage; and

(ii)under the control of a veterinary inspector appointed for the purpose by such a Minister;

(d)in the case of fresh meat, no health marks applied to the meat for the purposes of Council Directive 64/433/EEC have been removed and the goods are accompanied by an official certificate issued by the veterinary surgeon or inspector under whose supervision they were produced and which—

(i)states that the goods comply with the conditions set out in Articles 6 and 7 and 9 to 13 of the Council Decision;

(ii)identifies the establishments in which they were prepared; and

(iii)in the “identification of meat” section of the health certificate referred to in Annex IV to Council Directive 64/433/EEC identifies all the labels affixed to the goods and their serial numbers; and

(iv)bears the words “produced in accordance with Council Decision 98/256/EC”;

(e)in the case of minced meat, meat preparations, meat products or food for domestic carnivores, the goods are accompanied by an official certificate issued by the veterinary surgeon under whose control they were produced and which—

(i)states that the goods comply with the conditions set out in Articles 6 and 7 and 9 to 13 of the Council Decision;

(ii)identifies all the establishments in which they were prepared; and

(iii)identifies all the labels affixed to the goods and their serial numbers;

(f)in the case of fresh meat, they were obtained in accordance with Article 6(2) of the Council Decision;

(g)in the case of minced meat, meat preparations and meat products, they were obtained in accordance with Article 6(3) of the Council Decision;

(h)the Commission of the European Communities has carried out the inspections referred to in Article 6(5) of the Council Decision, has set the date referred to in that Article and that date has passed; and

(i)the goods are despatched in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998.

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