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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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

85.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not knowingly –

(a)sell or supply for human consumption or for feeding to a farmed animal or poultry;

(b)use in the manufacture of any product for sale or supply for human consumption or for feeding to an animal or poultry; or

(c)feed to an animal or poultry,

any milk which he knows or has reason to suspect has been produced by a bovine animal suspected of being affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a bovine animal in which the presence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been officially confirmed or any bovine animal referred to in Article 13 of, and point 1(a) of Annex VII to, the Community TSE Regulation as being at risk of being affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

(2) The prohibitions in paragraph (1) shall not apply –

(a)to the feeding to its own calf of any milk produced by a cow; or

(b)to the feeding to an animal or poultry of –

(i)any milk for research purposes in a research establishment under the authority of a licence granted by the Department and in accordance with any conditions subject to which the licence is granted; or

(ii)to the sale or supply of any milk to such a research establishment for those purposes.

(3) A person shall not remove any milk, which he knows or has reason to suspect has come from a bovine animal suspected of being affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy, from the premises on which that animal was milked except under the authority of and in accordance with the conditions of a licence granted by the Department.

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