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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Application

    3. 3.Interpretation

  3. PART II TSE MONITORING

    1. 4.TSE monitoring

    2. 5.Movement prohibitions and restrictions of TSE susceptible animals

    3. 6.Slaughter of TSE susceptible animals at slaughterhouses

    4. 7.Slaughter of TSE susceptible animals at other premises

    5. 8.Retention, seizure and disposal of carcases etc. of TSE susceptible animals

    6. 9.Compensation for slaughtered TSE susceptible animals

    7. 10.Notifications

  4. PART III ANIMAL FEEDING

    1. Mammalian protein and mammalian meat and bone meal

      1. 11.Mammalian protein

      2. 12.Mammalian meat and bone meal for use in feedingstuffs for livestock

      3. 13.Mammalian meat and bone meal for use in fertilisers on agricultural land

    2. Processed animal protein

      1. 14.Feeding of processed animal protein to farmed animals

      2. 15.Sale or supply of processed animal protein intended for the feeding of farmed animals

      3. 16.Production of fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants

      4. 17.Production of dicalcium phosphate and hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants

      5. 18.Transport and storage of processed animal protein

    3. Approval of premises

      1. 19.Application for approval and approval of premises

      2. 20.Suspension and withdrawal of approval

      3. 21.Appeals

    4. Feedingstuffs

      1. 22.Manufacture of feedingstuffs containing processed animal protein

      2. 23.Production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants

      3. 24.Production of feedingstuffs containing dicalcium phosphate and hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants

      4. 25.Use and storage of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal, dicalcium phosphate or hydrolysed protein

    5. Administration and enforcement

      1. 26.Records relating to mammalian meat and bone meal and processed animal protein

      2. 27.Cleansing and disinfection

      3. 28.Powers of inspectors

      4. 29.Disposal and recall of mammalian meat and bone meal and MBM products

  5. PART IV SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL

    1. Introduction

      1. 30.Interpretation of expressions used in this Part

      2. 31.Extended meaning of sale etc.

      3. 32.Presumptions that food is intended for human consumption

    2. Carcases and specified risk material

      1. 33.Removal of specified risk material from carcases in slaughterhouses

      2. 34.Removal of specified risk material from carcases elsewhere

      3. 35.Inspection and marking of carcases in a slaughterhouse

      4. 36.Removal of vertebral column of bovine animals in cutting premises

      5. 37.Removal of SRM spinal cord of sheep and goats

      6. 38.Young lamb stamp

      7. 39.Staining of specified risk material

      8. 40.Consignment of specified risk material after removal from carcases

      9. 41.Presence of an official veterinary surgeon

    3. Prohibitions: slaughter and carcases

      1. 42.Pithing

      2. 43.Prohibition on sale of non-compliant carcases for human consumption

      3. 44.Prohibition on the removal of brain and eyes

      4. 45.Prohibition on the removal of spinal cord

      5. 46.Transport of carcases containing specified risk material

      6. 47.Possession of carcases containing specified risk material

    4. Prohibitions on sale and use of specified risk material

      1. 48.Prohibition on sale of specified risk material for human consumption

      2. 49.Prohibition on feeding specified risk material to animals

      3. 50.Specified risk material for use in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical products

      4. 51.Mechanically recovered meat

    5. Prohibitions on collection, transport, rendering, incineration etc. and storage of specified risk material

      1. 52.Use of premises for collection, transport, rendering, incineration etc. of specified risk material

      2. 53.Storage of specified risk material

      3. 54.Transport of specified risk material

      4. 55.Procedure for bringing in specified risk material from Great Britain, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands

    6. Approval or licensing

      1. 56.Approval or licensing of premises

      2. 57.Licensing of premises for the use of specified risk material in production or research

      3. 58.Application for approval or licence

      4. 59.Requirements of use of approved or licensed premises

      5. 60.Suspension of approval or licence

      6. 61.Revocation of approval or licence

      7. 62.Appeals against suspension and revocation of approval or licence

    7. Collection centres and incinerators

      1. 63.Collection centres

      2. 64.Incinerators

    8. Rendering plants

      1. 65.Delivery of specified risk material to rendering plants

      2. 66.Storage etc. of specified risk material at rendering plants

      3. 67.Rendering of specified risk material

      4. 68.Rendered material

    9. Administration and enforcement

      1. 69.Records

      2. 70.Cleansing and disinfection

      3. 71.Powers of inspectors

      4. 72.Recall, seizure and destruction of feedingstuffs

      5. 73.Directions

      6. 74.Compliance with notices

      7. 75.Slaughterhouse staff training

      8. 76.Offences and penalties

      9. 77.Inspection and seizure of suspected food

  6. PART V CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF TSEs: CHAPTER IV OF THE COMMUNITY TSE REGULATION

    1. 78.Notifications for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    2. 79.Measures for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    3. 80.Movement prohibitions and restrictions of TSE susceptible animals for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    4. 81.Slaughter of TSE susceptible animals at slaughterhouses for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    5. 82.Slaughter of TSE susceptible animals at other premises for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    6. 83.Retention, seizure and disposal of carcases etc. of TSE susceptible animals for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    7. 84.Compensation for slaughtered TSE susceptible animals for the purposes of Chapter IV of the Community TSE Regulation

    8. 85.Prohibition of sale, supply and use of milk from affected or suspected animals

    9. 86.Cleansing and disinfection

  7. PART VI ARTICLE 15(2) OF AND CHAPTER B OF ANNEX VIII TO THE COMMUNITY TSE REGULATION

    1. 87.Notification of progeny of certain TSE suspect and confirmed animals

    2. 88.Measures to administer and enforce Article 15(2) of and Chapter B of Annex VIII to the Community TSE Regulation

    3. 89.Movement prohibitions and restrictions

    4. 90.Slaughter at slaughterhouses

    5. 91.Slaughter at other premises

    6. 92.Retention, seizure and disposal of carcases etc.

    7. 93.Compensation for slaughtered animals

    8. 94.Offspring slaughter

    9. 95.Cleansing and disinfection

  8. PART VII SAMPLING AND LABORATORY METHODS

    1. 96.Sampling and laboratory methods

  9. PART VIII COMMUNITY CONTROLS, OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT

    1. 97.Community controls: powers of inspectors

    2. 98.Obstruction

    3. 99.Offences and penalties

    4. 100.Offences due to fault of another person and defence of due diligence

    5. 101.Enforcement

  10. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 102.General provisions relative to slaughter and compensation

  11. PART X SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 103.Amendments

    2. 104.Revocations and savings

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      COMPENSATION

      1. Part I COMPENSATION FOR TSE SUSCEPTIBLE ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER REGULATIONS 6 OR 7

        1. 1.The compensation payable for a TSE susceptible animal slaughtered under...

        2. 2.(1) The market value of the animal shall be determined...

        3. 3.Where an animal was certified by a veterinary surgeon before...

      2. Part II COMPENSATION FOR CARCASES, PARTS OF CARCASES OR BLOOD OF TSE SUSCEPTIBLE ANIMALS, SEIZED OR DISPOSED OF UNDER REGULATION 8

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 5, the compensation for any carcase, part...

        2. 2.The value of any carcase, part of any carcase or...

        3. 3.The owner of a carcase, part of a carcase or...

        4. 4.These costs or expenses shall be deducted from the amount...

        5. 5.If the amount of these costs and expenses exceed the...

        6. 6.The owner shall pay to the Department the amount of...

        7. 7.On the expiry of this period, the amount of the...

      3. Part III COMPENSATION FOR TSE SUSCEPTIBLE ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER REGULATIONS 81 OR 82

        1. Compensation for sheep and goats

          1. 1.The compensation payable for a sheep or a goat slaughtered...

          2. 2.Where an examination, at a veterinary laboratory of the Department,...

          3. 3.Where an examination, at a veterinary laboratory of the Department,...

        2. Compensation for bovine animals

          1. 4.The compensation payable for a bovine animal slaughtered under regulation...

          2. 5.Where examination, at a veterinary laboratory of the Department, of...

          3. 6.Where examination, at a veterinary laboratory of the Department, of...

          4. 7.Where an exposed animal (other than an offspring animal) is...

          5. 8.Where the Department causes 10% or more of the animals...

          6. 9.For the purposes of paragraph 8, the appropriate sum in...

          7. 10.For the purposes of paragraph 8(a) –

          8. 11.For the purposes of paragraphs 5 and 6 –

          9. 12.The Department shall take such steps as it considers appropriate...

          10. 13.(1) The following definitions apply for the purposes of this...

      4. Part IV COMPENSATION FOR CARCASES, PARTS OF CARCASES OR BLOOD OF TSE SUSCEPTIBLE ANIMALS RETAINED, SEIZED OR DISPOSED OF UNDER REGULATION 83

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 5, the compensation for any carcase, part...

        2. 2.The value of any carcase, part of a carcase or...

        3. 3.The owner of a carcase, part of a carcase or...

        4. 4.These costs or expenses shall be deducted from the amount...

        5. 5.If the amount of these costs and expenses exceed the...

        6. 6.The owner shall pay to the Department the amount of...

        7. 7.On the expiry of this period, the amount of the...

      5. Part V COMPENSATION FOR TSE SUSPECT OR CONFIRMED ANIMAL OR A FIRST GENERATION PROGENY OF ANY SUCH ANIMAL SLAUGHTERED UNDER REGULATIONS 90 OR 91

        1. 1.The compensation payable for a TSE suspect or confirmed animal,...

        2. 2.(1) The market value of the animal shall be determined...

        3. 3.Where an animal was certified by a veterinary surgeon before...

      6. Part VI COMPENSATION FOR SEIZURE OR DISPOSAL UNDER REGULATION 92

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 5, the compensation for any

        2. 2.The value of any carcase, part of a carcase, blood,...

        3. 3.The owner of a carcase, part of a carcase, blood,...

        4. 4.These costs or expenses shall be deducted from the amount...

        5. 5.If the amount of these costs and expenses exceed the...

        6. 6.The owner shall pay to the Department the amount of...

        7. 7.On the expiry of this period, the amount of the...

      7. Part VII COMPENSATION FOR OFFSPRING ANIMALS OF TSE SUSCEPTIBLE ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER REGULATION 94(1)

        1. 1.The compensation payable for an offspring animal slaughtered in accordance...

        2. 2.(1) The market value of the animal shall be determined...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONDITIONS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF FISHMEAL FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS OTHER THAN RUMINANTS

      1. 1.Fishmeal for use in the manufacture of feedingstuffs for farmed...

      2. 2.If a vehicle used for the transport of fishmeal for...

      3. 3.Intermediate storage of fishmeal is allowed only if it is...

      4. 4.Fishmeal imported from a third country for use in the...

      5. 5.If a vehicle used for the transport of fishmeal imported...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONDITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS OTHER THAN RUMINANTS

      1. 1.Dicalcium phosphate for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants...

      2. 2.The dicalcium phosphate shall be derived from bones derived from...

      3. 3.The dicalcium phosphate shall be produced by a process which...

      4. 4.Dicalcium phosphate for use in the manufacture of feedingstuffs for...

      5. 5.If a vehicle used for the transport of dicalcium phosphate...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      CONDITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROLYSED PROTEIN FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS OTHER THAN RUMINANTS

      1. 1.Hydrolysed protein from hides and skins shall –

      2. 2.Hydrolysed protein from fish, feather, hides and skins shall be...

      3. 3.Hydrolysed protein for use in the manufacture of feedingstuffs for...

      4. 4.If a vehicle used for the transport of hydrolysed protein...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      APPLICATION OF PART IV OF THE REGULATIONS TO SCHEME ANIMALS

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      RENDERING REQUIREMENTS

      1. Part I REQUIREMENTS FOR PREMISES USED FOR RENDERING SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL

        1. 1.The premises shall be adequately separated from the public highway...

        2. 2.Unauthorised persons and animals shall not be permitted to have...

        3. 3.The premises or part of the premises used to process...

        4. 4.The premises shall have sufficient capacity of hot water and...

        5. 5.The equipment used to render specified risk material shall include...

        6. 6.To prevent recontamination of processed specified risk material by incoming...

        7. 7.The premises must have adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfecting...

        8. 8.Adequate facilities must be provided for disinfecting the wheels, immediately...

      2. Part II METHODS OF RENDERING

        1. METHOD 1

          NATURAL FAT BATCH

          1. 1.Reduction

          2. 2.Time and temperature

          3. 3.The rendering shall be carried out in a batch system....

          4. 4.The animal by-products may be cooked such that the time-temperature...

        2. METHOD 2

          NATURAL FAT BATCH

          CONTINUOUS OR BATCH

          1. 1.Reduction

          2. 2.Time and temperature

          3. 3.The rendering may be carried out in batch or continuous...

          4. 4.The animal by-products may be cooked such that the time-temperature...

        3. METHOD 3

          ADDED FAT

          CONTINUOUS OR BATCH

          1. 1.Reduction

          2. 2.Time and temperature

          3. 3.The rendering may be carried out in batch or continuous...

          4. 4.The animal by-products may be cooked such that the time-temperature...

        4. METHOD 4

          CONTINUOUS OR BATCH PRESSURE

          1. 1.Reduction

          2. 2.Time and temperature

          3. 3.The rendering may be carried out in batch or continuous...

        5. METHOD 5

          DEFATTED

          CONTINUOUS OR BATCH

          1. 1.Reduction

          2. 2.Time and temperature

          3. 3.The rendering may be carried out in batch or continuous...

          4. 4.The animal by-products may be cooked such that the time-temperature...

        6. METHOD 6

          ADDED FAT CONTINUOUS ATMOSPHERIC

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        7. METHOD 7

          DEFATTED CONTINUOUS ATMOSPHERIC

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Pre-heating

          4. 4.Pressing

          5. 5.Drying

          6. 6.Storage of final products

          7. 7.Records

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      AMENDMENTS

      1. Part I AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1997

        1. 1.In the list of countries in Article 3(3) the following...

        2. 2.In Article 4(5) the words “Austria, Finland or” shall be...

        3. 3.In Article 6(2A)(a) for the words “designated under regulation 15A...

        4. 4.In Schedule 2, in the list of countries in the...

      2. Part II AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1997

        1. 1.In the list of countries in regulation 3(5) the following...

        2. 2.In regulation 4(7) the words “Austria, Finland or” shall be...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REVOCATIONS, SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. Part I REPEALS AND REVOCATIONS

      2. Part II SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1997

        1. 1.Any licence issued under Article 8(6) of the Specified Risk...

        2. 2.Any licence issued under Article 10(1) of the Specified Risk...

        3. 3.Any approval issued under Article 12(2) of the Specified Risk...

      3. Part III SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1997

        1. 1.Any approval by the Department under regulation 5(1) of the...

        2. 2.Any approval by the Agency under regulation 5(2) of the...

        3. 3.Any designation by the Agency under regulation 15A(3) and (4)...

        4. 4.Any approval of the storage of specified risk material under...

      4. Part IV SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE SHEEP AND GOATS (SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY) ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1998 AND THE SHEEP AND GOATS (SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1998

        1. 1.Any notice issued under Article 5 or 6 of the...

        2. 2.Any licence issued under Articles 5 and 6 of the...

        3. 3.Any notice requiring any cleansing and disinfection issued under Article...

        4. 4.Any appointment of a veterinary inspector by the Department for...

      5. Part V SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY ORDER (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1999

        1. 1.Any notice issued under the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Order (Northern...

        2. 2.Any licence issued under the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Order (Northern...

        3. 3.Any notice requiring any cleansing and disinfection issued under Article...

        4. 4.Any licence issued under Article 10(3)(b) of the Bovine Spongiform...

        5. 5.Any licence issued under Article 11(5) of the Bovine Spongiform...

      6. Part VI SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (FEEDINGSTUFFS AND SURVEILLANCE) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1999

      7. Part VII SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY MONITORING REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2001

        1. 1.Any appointment of an inspector by the Department for the...

        2. 2.Any appointment of a veterinary inspector by the Department for...

      8. Part VIII SAVINGS OF THINGS DONE UNDER THE PROCESSED ANIMAL PROTEIN REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2001

        1. 1.Any approval by the Department under regulation 5 of the...

        2. 2.Any approval by the Department under regulation 6 of the...

        3. 3.Any approval by the Department under regulation 7 of the...

        4. 4.Any authorisation of premises for the purposes of paragraph 6...

        5. 5.Any authorisation of premises for the purposes of paragraph 3...

        6. 6.Any authorisation of premises for the purposes of paragraph 2...

        7. 7.Any appointment of an inspector by the Department for the...

        8. 8.Any appointment of a veterinary inspector by the Department for...

  13. Explanatory Note

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