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Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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5.—(1) These Regulations shall not apply in respect of—

(a)the green offal of wild game which is killed in the wild and is removed from the carcase and left at the point of killing or in its vicinity;

(b)any animal by-product which is removed, or is intended to be removed, from any premises by, or under the authority of, a veterinary surgeon or an authorised officer for examination by him or on his behalf;

(c)any animal by-product consisting only of the waste product remaining after feeding to zoo, circus or fur animals, recognised packs of hounds or maggots farmed for fishing bait, where such waste product no longer has the appearance of meat;

(d)any animal by-product imported into Northern Ireland for use for scientific purposes;

(e)any animal by-product which—

(i)is, or is derived from, a product of animal origin controlled by Council Directive 90/667/EEC laying down the veterinary rules for the disposal and processing of animal waste, for its placing on the market and for the prevention of pathogens in feedingstuffs of animal or fish origin(1); and

(ii)is transhipped in accordance with regulation 23 of the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(2); or

(f)specified risk material as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(3).

(2) The requirement as to staining and sterilisation imposed by regulations 6 and 7 shall not apply to—

(a)poultry by-products;

(b)farmed game birds by-products;

(c)any animal by-product consisting of blood, bones, gut contents, skins, hides, hooves, feathers, wool, horns or hair;

(d)any animal by-product consisting of green offal, or which is in a container the contents of which consist mainly of green offal, which is intended to be removed from any slaughter-house, game processing facility or animal by-products premises for disposal in accordance with the 1993 Regulations; or

(e)any animal by-product which is intended for use for scientific purposes and which, pending such use or removal to premises for such use in accordance with the 1993 Regulations, is placed in a room and in a receptacle designed to hold animal by-products and bearing a notice that its contents are intended for use for scientific purposes.

(1)

O.J. No. L363, 27.12.90, p. 51

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