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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Rendering of specified risk material

67.—(1) The operator of an approved rendering plant shall ensure that specified risk material is processed without undue delay and in any event within seven days of delivery using one of the methods described in Part II of Schedule 6.

(2) A person shall not move from the unclean section of an approved rendering plant, as so specified by the occupier in accordance with paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 6, into the clean section as so specified without first changing his working clothes and footwear and disinfecting the latter.

(3) The operator of an approved rendering plant shall ensure (except as provided by paragraph (4)) that any equipment used for processing specified risk material is used only for that purpose.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), the Department may, on application by the operator of an approved rendering plant, consent to the use for other purposes of equipment previously used for processing specified risk material.

(5) A consent given under paragraph (4) shall not be effective until the Department has indicated in writing that it is satisfied that the equipment concerned has been cleaned in accordance with any conditions specified in that consent.

(6) A person shall not take equipment or utensils from the unclean section into the clean section of an approved rendering plant unless they are first washed and disinfected.

(7) The operator of an approved rendering plant shall ensure that systematic measures are taken to control birds, rodents, insects and other vermin on the premises.

(8) The operator of an approved rendering plant shall ensure that the premises and any equipment on the premises are kept in a good state of repair and that measuring equipment is regularly calibrated.

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