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The Beef Bones (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Food and food ingredients

5.  For regulation 5 there shall be substituted the following regulation—

Food and food ingredients

5.(1) Subject to paragraph (5), a person shall not, in the course of a business, sell for human consumption any food an ingredient of which consists of bones removed from bone-in beef deboned in the United Kingdom.

(2) Subject to paragraph (6), a person shall not, in the course of a business, sell for human consumption any food an ingredient of which is derived from bones removed from bone-in beef deboned in the United Kingdom.

(3) A person shall not sell any substance derived from bones removed from bone-in beef deboned in the United Kingdom for use in the preparation, in the course of a business, of any food or ingredient for human consumption.

(4) Subject to paragraph (7), a person shall not use any substance derived from bones removed from bone-in beef deboned in the United Kingdom in the preparation, in the course of a business, of any food or ingredient for human consumption.

(5) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the sale of any food, an ingredient of which consists of bones, direct to the ultimate consumer at the premises where it was produced (including the case where the sale involves delivery of take-away food) if the bones in question were added to the food at those premises.

(6) The prohibition in paragraph (2) shall not apply to the sale of food direct to the ultimate consumer at the premises where it was produced (including the case where the sale involves delivery of take-away food) if the ingredient in question was derived from the bones concerned at those premises.

(7) The prohibition in paragraph (4) shall not apply to the use of a substance in the production of food for sale direct to the ultimate consumer at the premises where the production takes place (including the case where the sale involves delivery of take-away food) if that substance was derived from the bones concerned at those premises.

(8) For the purposes of this regulation, an ingredient or substance shall be treated as derived from bones removed from bone-in beef regardless of whether it was derived from the bones before, during or after their removal from the bone-in beef..

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