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

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Regulation 12(3)(f)

SCHEDULE 3Required methods of operation for the preparation of foreign origin export eligible goods in establishments which are not 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.  All raw materials for use in production for despatch abroad must be identifiable to species of origin. Materials of bovine origin and any mammalian meat and bone meal must be traceable to non-UK place of origin.

2.  All foreign origin export eligible goods which are eligible for despatch abroad must be unloaded, processed or treated, stored, handled, loaded and unloaded and transported separately, or at different times, from bovine products which are not eligible for despatch abroad.

3.  —

(1) Cold stores must have chambers for storage of foreign origin 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.)

(2) Other stores must have clear and effective segregation between foreign origin export eligible goods which are eligible for despatch abroad and bovine products which are not so eligible (though this need not take the form of a chamber locked under seal).

4.  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 4 to the Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

5.  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.

6.  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.

7.  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) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

8.  Foreign origin 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 which are not eligible for despatch abroad under these Regulations; and

(b)sealed with an official seal.

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