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Food Safety (Fishery Products and Live Shellfish) (Hygiene) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Regulations 1(3) and 4

SCHEDULEAmendments relating to the introduction of the standard registration document

Amendment of regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations

1.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)the definition of “movement document” shall be deleted;

(b)after the definition of “purification centre” there shall be inserted—

  • “registration document” means a document for the identification of live shellfish during transport from a production area to a dispatch centre, purification centre, relaying area or processing plant which—


    conforms with the standard registration document contained in a measure intended to give effect to the requirements of paragraph 6 of Chapter II of the Live Bivalve Molluscs Directive(1) that has been made in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 12 of the Live Bivalve Molluscs Directive; and


    is issued by—


    a competent authority within the meaning of the Live Bivalve Molluscs Directive; or


    where the document meets the requirements of that Directive and any law in force in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, a competent authority in those Islands or that Isle;.

Amendment of regulation 19 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 19(1)(b) (placing live shellfish on the market) of the principal Regulations, for “movement document” there shall be substituted “registration document”.

Amendment of regulation 38 of the principal Regulations

3.  In regulation 38(2) (placing processed shellfish on the market), for “movement documents” there shall be substituted “registration documents”.

Amendment of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

4.  In Schedule 2 (production and placing on the market; conditions for live shellfish) to the principal Regulations, in Chapter II (requirements for harvesting and transportation of batches to a dispatch or purification centre, relaying area or processing plant), paragraph 6(4) shall be deleted.

Amendment of references to movement documents in Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

5.—(1) For “movement document” in each place in which it occurs in the following provision of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted “registration document”—

(a)Chapter II, paragraph 6A;

(b)Chapter III, paragraph 9;

(c)Chapter IV, Section III, paragraphs 12 and 13;

(d)Chapter IV, Section IV, paragraphs 2 and 4.

(2) For “movement documents” in each place in which it occurs in the following provisions of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted “registration documents”—

(a)Chapter II, paragraph 6A(5) and 7;

(b)Chapter IV, Section IV, paragraph 4.


The relevant amending instrument is Council Directive 97/61/EC (O.J. No. L295, 29.10.97, p. 35)

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