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This Order contains emergency prohibitions on various activities in order to prevent human consumption of scallops or food which is derived from scallops originating in the area described in the Schedule (“the designated area”) and which has been or may have been rendered unsuitable for human consumption in consequence of shellfish having been affected by the toxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning to human beings.
The preparation, packaging or processing of food or feedingstuffs derived from shellfish that were in the designated area on or after 6th September 1999 is prohibited.
Fishing for or taking scallops (Article 4) and the movement of scallops out of the designated area is also prohibited (Article 5).
Any person who contravenes the provisions of this Order is guilty of an offence and is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £5,000 or on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 2 years or to both.
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