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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Collection and transport of animal by-products

6.—(1) The owner or person in charge of any premises used for the collection or holding of animal by-products shall ensure that such material is collected or held on the premises in such a manner as to prevent the leakage or escape of any effluent and so that no animals or birds can gain access to that material.

(2) Any container or vehicle used for the transport of animal by-products must be leak-proof and adequately covered.

(3) Any vehicle, tarpaulin or other cover and any reusable container used in the transport of animal by-products must be maintained in a clean condition.

(4) A person shall not use or cause or permit to be used any vehicle for the removal of part-rendered or rendered animal by-products unless the material is—

(a)carried in a leak-proof container which is closed by a tightly fitting lid or other cover which prevents spillage and both the container and the lid or other cover are capable of being cleansed and disinfected; or

(b)enclosed by impervious material capable of being thoroughly cleansed and disinfected and the vehicle is so constructed as to prevent any leakage or spillage of that material.

(5) The person in charge of any vehicle or container who uses or causes that vehicle or container to be used for the removal of any animal by-products, part-rendered animal by-products or rendered animal by-products shall, before each occasion on which it is so used, thoroughly cleanse and disinfect it with an approved disinfectant.

(6) The person in charge of any vehicle or container who uses or causes that vehicle or container to be used for the removal of any animal by-products, part-rendered animal by-products or rendered animal by-products shall, after each occasion on which it was so used, and in any event before further use is made of it for the removal of such material or any animals or poultry or other matter, thoroughly cleanse and disinfect it with an approved disinfectant.

(7) A person shall not—

(a)place or carry any ruminant animal, pig or poultry, feeding stuffs intended for feeding to any ruminant animal, pig or poultry or anything intended to be used for or about any ruminant animal, pig or poultry in any vehicle or container which contains animal by-products; or

(b)place or carry any animal by-products in any vehicle or container which contains rendered or part-rendered animal by-products.

(8) Where animal by-products which have been derived from animals or fish fit for human consumption are transported in bulk directly to rendering premises, the container shall be labelled with—

(a)the source and description of the animal by-product; and

(b)the words “Not for human consumption” in letters at least 2 centimetres high which are clearly visible and legible.

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