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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Interpretation of expressions used in this Part

30.—(1) For the purposes of this Part material shall be treated as a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or medical product whether it is used or intended for use as such by itself or as an ingredient or additive in something which is so used or intended for such use.

(2) In this Part the expression “mechanical means” does not include the use of hand held powered knives which do not use powered pressure or suction.

(3) In this Part the word “whole” where it refers to a carcase in each of the phrases “intended for export whole” and “exporting it whole” means the carcase has not been longitudinally split through the middle of its vertebral column.

(4) The provisions of this Part shall apply to specified risk material from scheme animals, save that the provisions appearing in column 1 of Schedule 5 shall apply only to the extent, and subject to the modifications, specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

Extended meaning of sale etc.

31.—(1) For the purposes of this Part the supply in the course of a business, otherwise than on sale, of –

(a)food;

(b)feedingstuffs;

(c)cosmetic, pharmaceutical or medical products; or

(d)specified risk material,

shall be deemed to be a sale of the food, feedingstuff, product or material and references to purchasers and purchasing shall be construed accordingly.

(2) This Part shall apply –

(a)in relation to any food which is offered as a prize or reward or given away in connection with any entertainment, including any social gathering, amusement, exhibition, performance, game, sport or trial of skill, to which the public are admitted, whether on payment of money or not, as if the food were, or had been, exposed for sale by each person concerned in the organisation of the entertainment;

(b)in relation to any food which, for the purpose of advertisement or in furtherance of any trade or business, is offered as a prize or reward or given away, as if the food were, or had been, exposed for sale by the person offering or giving away the food; and

(c)in relation to any food which is exposed or deposited in any premises for the purpose of being so offered or given away as mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b), as if the food were, or had been, exposed for sale by the occupier of the premises.

Presumptions that food is intended for human consumption

32.—(1) For the purposes of this Part any food commonly used for human consumption shall, if sold or offered, exposed or kept for sale, be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to have been sold or, as the case may be, to have been or to be intended for sale, for human consumption.

(2) The following, namely –

(a)any food commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises used for the preparation, storage or sale of that food; and

(b)any article or substance commonly used in the manufacture of food for human consumption which is found on premises used for the preparation, storage or sale of that food,

shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be intended for sale or for manufacturing food for sale for human consumption.

(3) Any article or substance capable of being used in the composition or preparation of any food commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises on which that food is prepared shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be intended for such use.

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