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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Possession of carcases containing specified risk material

47.—(1) A person shall not have in his possession elsewhere than in a licensed slaughterhouse, in a sealed vehicle or at licensed cutting premises –

(a)a carcase of a sheep or goat intended for sale for human consumption containing spinal cord, unless it is stamped with a young lamb stamp; or

(b)a carcase of a bovine animal intended for sale for human consumption containing vertebral column which is specified risk material.

(2) A person shall not transport a sheep or goat carcase –

(a)intended for export whole direct to listed premises; and

(b)containing its spinal cord, that cord being specified risk material,

unless he has in his possession, in addition to the document required by regulation 46(2), a copy of the declaration required by regulation 33(9)(b) and the carcase has been marked with the export mark required by regulation 16A of the Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997.

(3) Where an authorised officer certifies that any sheep, goat or bovine carcase has been possessed in contravention of paragraph (1) or a sheep or goat carcase is transported in contravention of paragraph (2) that carcase shall be treated for the purposes of Article 8 of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 as failing to comply with food safety requirements.

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