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Meat (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Meat (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Fresh Meat Regulations” means the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1);

“fresh poultry meat” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Poultry Meat Regulations;

“fresh red meat” means fresh meat as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Fresh Meat Regulations;

“licensed poultry meat cutting plant” means cutting premises licensed under regulation 4 of the Poultry Meat Regulations;

“licensed poultry meat slaughterhouse” means a slaughterhouse licensed under regulation 4 of the Poultry Meat Regulations;

“licensed red meat cutting plant” means cutting premises licensed under regulation 4 of the Fresh Meat Regulations;

“licensed red meat slaughterhouse” means a slaughterhouse licensed under regulation 4 of the Fresh Meat Regulations;

“livestock unit” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Fresh Meat Regulations;

“poultry” means domestic fowls, turkeys, guinea fowls, ducks and geese;

“the Poultry Meat Regulations” means the Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2); and

“the specified amount” means—

(a)

in the case of any licensed red meat slaughterhouse, 500 livestock units;

(b)

in the case of any licensed red meat cutting plant, 150 tonnes of fresh red meat;

(c)

in the case of any licensed poultry meat slaughterhouse, 200,000 poultry; and

(d)

in the case of any licensed poultry meat cutting plant, 150 tonnes of fresh poultry meat.

(3) Nothing in these Regulations shall apply in relation to any licensed red meat slaughterhouse which is used to process bovine animals under the purchase scheme introduced by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 716/96(3) adopting exceptional support measures for the beef market in the United Kingdom.

(1)

S.R. 1997 No. 493; the relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2000 Nos. 78 and 191

(3)

O.J. No. L99, 20.4.96, p. 14

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