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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Approval of premises and equipment for rendering animal by-products

7.—(1) A person shall not use any premises or equipment for rendering or part-rendering any animal by-products except under and in accordance with the conditions of an approval granted by the Department.

(2) The Department shall grant an approval for premises and equipment for rendering or part-rendering high risk or low risk material if it is satisfied that—

(a)the premises comply with the requirements of Schedule 1 and will be maintained and operated in accordance with that Schedule;

(b)the material will be rendered or part-rendered in accordance with Schedule 2;

(c)the rendered material has been sampled on a daily basis over a period of 30 days before the approval is granted and the samples taken comply with the microbiological standards in Article 2(2), except that this requirement shall not apply when animal by-products—

(i)are to be rendered in accordance with Method 1 of Part II of Schedule 2; or

(ii)are to be part-rendered in accordance with the conditions of the approval;

(d)the rendering equipment will not be used to render any specified risk material controlled by the Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 or the Specified Risk Material Order (Northern Ireland) 1997;

(e)where applicable, there will be no cross-contamination between different types of material; and

(f)all other conditions of this Order will be complied with.

(3) The approval shall specify—

(a)the name and address of the premises;

(b)the rendering equipment and the method of rendering or part-rendering;

(c)whether material may be rendered or part-rendered;

(d)the type of material which may be rendered or part-rendered;

(e)the parameters to be achieved during rendering or part-rendering; and

(f)any other conditions which the Department considers necessary to ensure that this Order is complied with.

(4) While the rendered product is being tested in accordance with paragraph (2)(c), the Department may grant a provisional approval for rendering the material, which shall specify how the rendered material shall be disposed of.

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