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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Part IIICatering waste intended for feeding to livestock

Scope of Part III

20.  The provisions of this Part, other than Article 24, apply to catering waste (other than used cooking oil) whether processed or unprocessed which—

(a)contains or has been in contact with animal carcases, parts of animal carcases (including blood) or products of animal origin (other than milk or milk products, eggs, rennet, gelatine or melted fat which have been incorporated into another product); or

(b)originates from any premises where any animal carcases, parts of animal carcases or products of animal origin (with the exceptions referred to in sub-paragraph (a), are handled or where foodstuffs containing or coming into contact with any of the same are prepared or produced.

Feeding catering waste to livestock

21.—(1) A person shall not feed or cause or permit to be fed to any livestock, or allow any livestock to have access to any catering waste or any feeding stuffs which have been in contact with it.

(2) A person shall not bring catering waste onto any premises where any livestock are kept.

Holding catering waste

22.  The owner or person in charge of any premises used for the holding of catering waste shall ensure that such material is 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.

Disposal of catering waste

23.—(1) Subject to Article 26, a person shall not dispose of any catering waste in his possession except by one or more of the following methods—

(a)disposal to a district council refuse collection centre;

(b)disposal to a refuse disposal agency approved by the Department; or

(c)disposal on the premises where the catering waste originated.

Transport of catering waste

24.—(1) A person shall not use or cause or permit any vehicle to be used for the removal of catering waste to which this Article applies unless the material is—

(a)carried in a leak-proof container which is enclosed to prevent any leakage or spillage and which is 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 out of the vehicle.

(2) Any vehicle, tarpaulin or other cover and any reusable container used in the transport of catering waste shall be maintained in a clean condition.

(3) A person shall not place or carry any livestock, feedingstuffs intended for feeding to livestock or anything intended to be used for or about any livestock in any vehicle or container which contains catering waste.

Catering waste from a means of transport from outside Northern Ireland

25.—(1) A person shall not feed or cause or permit to be fed to any livestock or allow any livestock to have access to any catering waste brought into Northern Ireland, and originally intended for consumption on the means of transport in which it was brought and to which Article 21 does not apply or any feeding stuffs which have been in contact with such catering waste

(2) Catering waste shall not be landed in Northern Ireland from any vessel, aircraft, hovercraft or road or other vehicle except in leak-proof bags which are immediately placed in a leak-proof container which is closed by a tightly fitting lid or other cover which prevents spillage and both that container and its lid or other cover are capable of being cleansed and disinfected.

(3) A person shall not remove catering waste, or permit it to be removed, from any place where it has been landed except in accordance with a licence issued by the Department.

(4) Subject to paragraph (3), the owner or person in charge of the vessel, aircraft or road or other vehicle from which the catering waste is landed shall, under such supervision as the Department may require, take that catering waste or cause it to be taken in a container, which complies with the requirements of paragraph (2), to the nearest place approved by the Department where it must be incinerated or immediately buried.

(5) Any container, and its lid or other cover, used to transport catering waste in accordance with this Article shall be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected with an approved disinfectant immediately after each such use.

(6) A person shall not discharge or cause or permit to be discharged from an aircraft over Northern Ireland or from an aircraft, vessel or hovercraft within 3 miles of the coast of Northern Ireland any catering waste unless such discharge is required in the interests of the safety of the passengers, crew, animals or birds carried on such aircraft, vessel or hovercraft.

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