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Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Decision” means Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom and repealing Decision 2001/145/EC(1) as amended by Commission Decision 2001/190/EC(2), Commission Decision 2001/209/EC(3), Commission Decision 2001/239/EC(4), Commission Decision 2001/268/EC(5), Commission Decision 2001/316/EC(6) and Commission Decision 2001/318/EC(7);

“Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“export” means export outside the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands;

“inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Department or by a district council and includes a veterinary inspector;

HACCP” means Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points, which is a system in which the critical points of the manufacturing process have been identified, assessments have been made of the potential risks at those points, and necessary steps have been taken to minimise those risks;

“meat products” means meat products as defined in Article 2 of Council Directive 77/99/EEC on health problems affecting the production and marketing of meat products and certain other products of animal origin(8);

“member State” means member State of the European Union other than the United Kingdom;

“milk” and “milk products” have the meaning given in Article 2 of Council Directive 92/46/EC (laying down the health rules for the production and placing on the market of raw milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products(9));

“veterinary inspector” means a person appointed as a veterinary inspector by the Department.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(10) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No. L62, 2.3.2001, p. 22

(2)

O.J. No. L67, 9.3.2001, p. 88

(3)

O.J. No. L76, 16.3.2001, p. 35

(4)

O.J. No. L86, 27.3.2001, p. 33

(5)

O.J. No. L94, 3.4.2001, p. 27

(6)

O.J. No. L109, 19.4.2001, p. 72

(7)

O.J. No. L109, 19.4.2001, p. 75

(8)

O.J. No. L26, 31.1.1977, p. 85 as last amended by Directive 92/45/EEC (O.J. No. L268, 14.9.1992, p. 35)

(9)

O.J. No. L268, 14.9.1992, p. 1 as last amended by Council Directive 94/71/EC (O.J. No. L368, 31.12.1994, p. 33)

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