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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 bovine animals slaughtered outside the United Kingdom

5.—(1) A person shall not despatch to a member State or to a 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 foreign origin export eligible goods unless—

(a)each stage of the preparation of those goods which took place in the United Kingdom took place in an establishment approved—

(i)by the Department under regulation 12(2) in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 13; or

(ii)by a Minister of the Crown under regulation 12 of the Great Britain Regulations and in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 13 of those Regulations;

(b)each stage of the preparation of those goods which took place in the United Kingdom was under the control of a veterinary surgeon appointed for the purpose by the Department or, in the case of a stage of preparation taking place within Great Britain, under the control of a veterinary inspector appointed for the purpose by a Minister of the Crown;

(c)the goods are accompanied by an official certificate issued by a veterinary surgeon appointed by the Department or, in the case of goods prepared in Great Britain, by a veterinary inspector appointed by a Minister of the Crown—

(i)stating that, as the case may be, they were prepared in an establishment approved by the Department under regulation 12(2) and in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 13 or in an establishment approved by a Minister of the Crown under regulation 12 of the Great Britain Regulations and in accordance with the requirements of that regulation and regulation 13 of those Regulations;

(ii)identifying all establishments where they were obtained, processed, handled or stored;

(iii)stating that, in respect of the goods, the conditions referred to in Articles 9 to 13 of the Council Decision have been complied with;

(iv)identifying all labels, and their serial numbers, which relate to the goods; and

(v)in the case of fresh meat, stating that the identity of all labels, and their serial numbers, relating to the goods has been stated in the “Identification of Meat” section of the certificate referred to in Annex IV to Council Directive 64/433 EEC relating to the goods and that the words “produced in accordance with Council Decision 98/256/EC” have been added to that and any other health certificate accompanying the goods;

(d)in the case of fresh meat, no health marks applied to the goods for the purposes of Council Directive 64/433/EEC have been removed; and

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

(2) A person shall not despatch from Northern Ireland to a member State or a third country, bring into any place in Northern Ireland for the purposes of such despatch or consign for the purposes of such despatch any foreign origin bovine product unless—

(a)the by-product comes from or has passed through—

(i)an establishment in Northern Ireland approved by the Department under regulation 12(2); or

(ii)an establishment in Great Britain approved by the Minister of the Crown under regulation 12 of the Great Britain Regulations;

(b)in the case of a by-product referred to in paragraphs (a) or (c) of the definition of “foreign origin bovine by-product” in regulation 2(2), each stage of the preparation of the by-product took place under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon or, in the case of a stage of preparation taking place in Great Britain, under the supervision of a veterinary inspector appointed by a Minister of the Crown;

(c)in the case of a by-product referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of “foreign origin bovine by-product” in regulation 2(2) each stage of the preparation of the by-product took place under the supervision of an inspector appointed by the Department or a person appointed as an inspector by a Minister of the Crown for the purposes of the Great Britain Regulations; and

(d)there is a clear indication, either by means of a label affixed to the by-product or on its packaging—

(i)of the identity of the establishment at which the goods were produced;

(ii)that the by-product was produced in accordance with the Council Decision; and

(iii)that the by-product is suitable for use in human food, animal feed, cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products.

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