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

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Registration of establishments for the production of controlled bovine by-products

6.—(1) A person shall not use any premises for the production of a controlled bovine by-product of any type unless those premises are—

(a)registered by the Department under paragraph (2) for the production of by-products of that type; and

(b)used in accordance with the requirements imposed in relation to those premises by these regulations.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the Department shall register an establishment in respect of such types of controlled bovine by-products as are specified in the registration if, and only if, following an inspection of that establishment by a veterinary inspector, it is satisfied that—

(a)any controlled bovine by-products of the type referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) of the definition of that term in regulation 2(2) produced there are produced in accordance with the appropriate conditions specified in Annex I to the Council Decision;

(b)any controlled bovine by-products of the type referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition of that term in regulations 2(2) produced there are produced using tallow produced in establishments registered under this paragraph; and

(c)no vertebral column from a bovine animal will be used in the production of any controlled bovine by-products on the premises.

(3) An application for the registration of any establishment under paragraph (2) shall be made in such a form and shall contain such information as the Department may require.

(4) A person shall not produce—

(a)any controlled bovine by-product referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) of the definition of that term in regulation 2(2) except—

(i)under the supervision of a veterinary inspector; and

(ii)in an establishment registered under paragraph (2) and which is used for the production of that by-product in accordance with the relevant conditions in Annex 1 to the Council Decision; and

(b)any controlled bovine by-product referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition of that term in regulation 2(2), otherwise from tallow produced in accordance with Annex 4 of the Council Decision.

(5) Where in the case of any premises registered under paragraph (2)—

(a)any requirement relating to the registration is no longer satisfied; or

(b)the operator has failed to give any notice required of him under regulation 7(3); or

(c)controlled bovine by-products of the type to which the registration relates are no longer produced there,

the Department may withdraw the registration relating to that establishment and, where it does so, it shall give notice to the operator of the fact and the reason for it.

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