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

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Regulations 10(3)(e)(ii) and 12(3)(e)

SCHEDULE 2Required methods of operation for the preparation of export eligible goods in export dedicated establishments

RequirementDescription of facility or control procedure by which the requirement will be met*Staff member(s) responsible for supervision*
* To be completed in respect of each approval

1.  Approved establishments must be export dedicated.

2.  All raw materials for use in production for despatch abroad must be identifiable to species of origin. Foreign origin bovine by-products, foreign origin bovine raw materials and any mammalian meat and bone meal must be traceable to non-UK place of origin.

3.  —

(1) In respect of the preparation at the establishment of any fresh meat—

(a)derived from DBES eligible animals; or

(b)derived from or part of a consignment of any ECHS goods,

the meat must be deboned and all adherent tissues, including obvious nervous and lymphatic tissues, and the lymph nodes mentioned in paragraph (3) of this requirement, must be removed.

(2) In respect of the preparation at the establishment of any fresh meat derived from foreign origin export eligible goods intended for use together with any DBES goods or ECHS goods in the preparation of any export eligible goods to be marked or labelled with an additional mark conforming with Schedule 5, the meat must be deboned and all adherent tissues, including obvious nervous and lymphatic tissues, and the lymph nodes mentioned in paragraph (3) of this requirement, must be removed.

(3) The lymph nodes which must be removed with adherent and obvious nervous and lymphatic tissues are:—

  • popliteal, ischiatic, superficial inguinal, deep inguinal, medial and lateral iliac, renal prefemoral, lumbar, costocervical, sternal, presacpular, axilliary and caudal deep cervical.

4.  Foreign origin export eligible goods must be traceable to non-UK place of origin. DBES goods and ECHS goods must be traceable to the original individual animal (for meat prior to cutting) or batch of animals (for meat after cutting) at the slaughterhouse. Offal derived from DBES and ECHS animals must be traceable to the batch of animals from which they were derived.

5.  Arrangements must be in place to ensure that products of animal origin, derived from DBES and ECHS goods, a DBES eligible animal or an animal slaughtered for the purposes of the ECHS, are not prepared in the approved establishment if they are not export eligible goods.

6.  When any goods cease to be eligible for despatch from Northern Ireland to a member State or a third country, or when they are to be despatched from the establishment for placing on the market in the United Kingdom (whichever occurs first), the goods must be segregated, have their additional marks removed or cancelled and be despatched from the establishment as soon as possible thereafter.

7.  Cold stores must have chambers for storage of export eligible goods which are eligible for despatch abroad which can be locked under seal so that products cannot be added or removed without breaking the seal. (Lockable rails in chillers are not sufficient to comply with this requirement.)

8.  The operator must clearly identify foreign origin export eligible goods destined for despatch abroad which are to be despatched to an establishment which is not an export dedicated establishment and ensure it is possible to identify those goods as goods which have not been mixed with any DBES goods or ECHS goods at any stage of preparation.

9.  There must be sufficient identification of foreign origin export eligible goods for despatch to allow a full description of the goods to be provided on certificates required for the purposes of the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Reg-ulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

10.  Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations, meat products and other products of animal origin of bovine origin which are eligible for despatch abroad must be marked with an additional mark in the form prescribed in Schedule 5 to the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Reg-ulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 when they are despatched from the establishment—

(a)for the purpose of being despatched from Northern Ireland to another member State or a third country;

(b)to any other establishment approved under the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 for the purpose of despatch of the goods from that establishment, or subsequently from any other such establishment, from Northern Ireland to another member State or a third country; or

(c)to any export dedicated establishment (approved under those Regulations) whether or not for the purpose of despatch from that establishment, or subsequently from any other such establishment, from Northern Ireland to another member State or a third country.

11.  Instruments intended for application of the additional mark, labels or packaging bearing an additional mark and official seals may be ordered only with the authorisation of a veterinary inspector.

12.  All new supplies of instruments intended for application of the additional mark, labels or packaging bearing an additional mark and official seals must be delivered into the control of an inspector in accordance with regulation 13(12) of the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and maintained and applied under the control of an inspector.

13.  There must be sufficient identification of export eligible goods for despatch to allow a full description of the goods to be provided on certificates required for the purposes of the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

14.  Export eligible goods must be despatched from the premises in means of transport, or in a lockable chamber or lockable container carried on a means of transport, which is—

(a)not used at the same time for the carriage of any goods not eligible for despatch abroad under these Regulations; and

(b)sealed with an official seal.

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