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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Petfood, pharmaceutical and technical premises

15.—(1) A person shall not use any premises for the production of petfood or for the production of pharmaceutical or technical products from animal by-products unless the premises and the occupier of the premises are registered by the Department in accordance with this Article.

(2) The Department shall register premises under this Article if it is satisfied that—

(a)the premises have adequate facilities for storing and treating the animal by-products without risk to human or animal health;

(b)the finished product will not create a risk to human or animal health; and

(c)all other provisions of this Order will be complied with.

(3) A person shall not use any premises for the collection of animal by-products intended for the production of petfood (other than premises on which the animal by-products originate or premises registered under paragraph (1)) unless the premises and the occupier of the premises are registered by the Department in accordance with this Article.

(4) The Department shall maintain a register of premises registered under this Article containing the following information—

(a)the name of the operator;

(b)the address of the premises; and

(c)the business carried on at the premises.

(5) A person shall not accept any unrendered or part-rendered high risk material into premises registered under this Article.

(6) The occupier of premises registered under paragraph (1) shall ensure that all animal by-products not incorporated into the product and all waste material arising during the production, are disposed of in accordance with Article 5.

(7) The occupier of premises registered under paragraph (1) shall ensure that all finished material not used for its intended purpose is disposed of by burial or in accordance with Article 5.

(8) The occupier of premises registered under paragraph (3) shall ensure that all animal by-products not consigned for the production of petfood are disposed of in accordance with Article 5.

(9) The Department may by notice require the occupier of the premises registered under this Article to store, process, despatch or dispose of animal by-products as may be specified in the notice.

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