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Animal By-Products Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Feeding stuffs

11.—(1) Animal by-products intended for use as feeding stuff for animals whose flesh is not intended for human consumption shall be either—

(a)sterilised by being boiled or steamed under pressure until every piece of meat is cooked throughout, or

(b)denatured by being stained with a solution of the colouring agent Black PN or Brilliant Black BN (E 151, Colour Index 197 No. 28440), the solution being of such a strength that the colouring on the stained meat is clearly visible and applied so that the whole surface of all pieces of meat have been covered with the solution either by immersing the meat in, or spraying or otherwise applying, the solution and, in the case of a piece of meat weighing 25 kilogrammes or more, applying the solution after the surface of the meat has been opened by multiple and deep incisions; or

(c)reduced to a particle size of no more than 50 mm and then heated to a core temperature of more than 133°C at a pressure of at least 3 bar for at least 20 minutes without interruption.

(2) Feeding stuffs shall be packaged before distribution and sale and the packaging shall include the name and address of the knacker’s yard and be clearly and legibly marked “Not for human consumption”.

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