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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Part IRendering Standards

Mammalian animal by-products

1.—(1) An operator shall render mammalian animal by-products in accordance with either—

(a)Method 1 of Part II of this Schedule; or

(b)any of the other methods in Part II of this Schedule if, after rendering, the resulting proteinaceous material is disposed of by burial, incineration, or a similar method which ensures that it will not enter any food or feed chain and will not be used as fertiliser.

(2) This paragraph shall not apply in relation to the rendering of the following mammalian material—

(a)low risk material for the production of petfood;

(b)hides, skins, hooves, horns or hair;

(c)blood or blood products;

(d)milk or milk products; or

(e)glands, tissues or organs for pharmaceutical use.

High risk material

2.  An operator shall render non-mammalian high risk material and mammalian high risk material specified in paragraph 1(2) in accordance with either—

(a)Method 1 of Part II of this Schedule; or

(b)any of the other methods in Part II of this Schedule (either in accordance with the parameters for the selected method set out in the Schedule or in accordance with the different parameters set out in the approval issued under Article 7) provided that the rendered material complies with the microbiological standards in Article 2(2).

Low-risk material

3.  An operator shall render non-mammalian low-risk material and mammalian low risk material specified in paragraph 1(2) in accordance with either—

(a)paragraph 2; or

(b)a method and parameters specified in the approval which ensure that the rendered material complies with the microbiological standards in Article 2(2).

Part-rendering

4.  Animal by-products may be part-rendered by any method approved by the Department if, after part-rendering, the material is disposed of in accordance with Article 5.

Gelatine and rendered fats

5.  The preceding methods and parameters shall not apply in relation to the rendering of animal by-products for the production of gelatine or rendered fats. Any animal by-products other than gelatine or rendered fats remaining after production shall be disposed of in accordance with Article 5.

Hides

6.  Hides shall be either rendered in accordance with the preceding provisions of this Schedule or salted using sodium chloride.

Re-rendering material

7.  If the required parameters are not achieved during any rendering operation, the material shall be rendered again so that those parameters are achieved.

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