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

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Production of bovine by-products and consignment and placing on the market of bovine meat, products and certain by-products

8.—(1) A person shall not produce any gelatin or collagen, derived from a bovine animal slaughtered in the United Kingdom, which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain or is destined for use in cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products.

(2) A person shall not produce any gelatin or collagen, derived from a bovine animal slaughtered outside the United Kingdom, which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain or is destined for use in cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products unless it is produced in accordance with the requirements of regulations 12 and 13 relating to the production of foreign origin by-products consisting of gelatin or collagen in an establishment approved by the Department under regulation 12(2).

(3) A person shall not consign from any place, or bring to any establishment registered under regulation 6(2), material derived from a bovine animal which includes any part of the vertebral column of such an animal unless he ensures that—

(a)any such material is contained in an impervious container which is clearly labelled to indicate that it contains bovine vertebral column; and

(b)any other material derived from any part of a bovine animal carried in the same consignment is contained in a separate impervious container which is clearly labelled as not containing bovine vertebral column.

(4) A person shall not bring to any place in Northern Ireland or consign from any place in Northern Ireland, for the purposes of despatch from Northern Ireland to a member State or a third country, any export eligible goods unless those goods are transported in an officially sealed vehicle the seal of which has not been broken except for the purposes of an official inspection.

(5) A person shall not bring to any place in Northern Ireland or consign from any place in Northern Ireland, for the purposes of despatch to a member State or a third country, any fresh meat which was despatched from a border inspection post, or an establishment, in Great Britain or on the territory of a member State, unless that meat—

(a)is accompanied by a veterinary certificate issued by an official veterinarian or the certificate issued by the competent authority for that border inspection post; and

(b)it is transported in an officially sealed vehicle, the seal of which has not been broken except for the purposes of an official inspection.

(6) A person shall not bring to any establishment approved under regulation 12(2) or consign from any place in Northern Ireland to such an establishment any product, by-product or material referred to in paragraph (7) unless the establishment and member State where it was produced are clearly indicated, either by means of a label affixed to it or on its packaging or in a document accompanying it.

(7) The products, by-products and material referred to in paragraph (6) are—

(a)any gelatin, di-calcium phosphate, tallow, product derived from tallow by saponification, transesterification or hydrolysis, any other tallow product, or any amino acid, peptide or collagen, which is liable to enter the human food or animal feed chain or is destined for use in cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products; and

(b)any raw materials for use in the production of any such products,

derived from bovine animals which have been slaughtered outside the United Kingdom.

(8) A person shall not store, sell or otherwise supply, or offer, expose or advertise for sale or supply, or consign or despatch to any other person, any product or by-product referred to in paragraph (9) unless he ensures that—

(a)the establishment at which that product or by-product was produced; and

(b)the unsuitability of that product or by-product for use in human food, animal feed, cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products,

is clearly indicated, either by means of a label affixed to the product or by-product or on its packaging or in a document accompanying it.

(9) The products and by-products referred to in paragraph (8) are any gelatin, di-calcium phosphate, collagen, tallow, products derived from tallow by saponification, transesterification or hydrolysis or any other tallow products, produced, otherwise than for human food, animal feed, cosmetics or medical or pharmaceutical products, from raw materials derived from bovine animals slaughtered in the United Kingdom.

(10) A person shall not place on the market in Northern Ireland any fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations or meat products which bear an additional mark or a mark which corresponds to such a mark prescribed by the Great Britain Regulations, or labelling or packaging which bears such a mark.

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