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Animal By-Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Approvals, etc.

  3. PART II COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, HANDLING, PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS

    1. 4.Category 1 material

    2. 5.Category 2 material

    3. 6.Category 3 material

    4. 7.Mixing mammalian and non-mammalian by-products

    5. 8.Collection, transportation and storage

  4. PART III RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS AND THEIR USE

    1. 9.Access to animal by-products

    2. 10.Restrictions on use

    3. 11.Pasture land

    4. 12.Intra-species recycling of fish

  5. PART IV APPROVED PREMISES AND COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

    1. 13.The competent authority

    2. 14.Approval of premises

    3. 15.Biogas and composting plants

    4. 16.Composting catering waste on the premises on which it originates

    5. 17.Processing and intermediate plants' own checks

    6. 18.Sampling at processing plants

    7. 19.Sampling at biogas and composting plants

    8. 20.Samples sent to laboratories

    9. 21.Laboratories

  6. PART V PLACING ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS AND PROCESSED PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET

    1. 22.Placing on the market of processed animal protein and other processed products that could be used as feed material

    2. 23.Placing on the market of petfood, dogchews and technical products

    3. 24.Placing on the market of compost or digestion residues for use on agricultural land

  7. PART VI DEROGATIONS

    1. 25.Competent authority for Chapter V of the Community Regulation

    2. 26.Derogations regarding the use of animal by-products

    3. 27.Collection centres

    4. 28.Burial of pet animals

    5. 29.Burial in the event of a disease outbreak

    6. 30.Burning and burial of bees and apiculture products

  8. PART VII RECORDS

    1. 31.Records

    2. 32.Records for consigning, transporting or receiving animal by-products

    3. 33.Records for burying or burning of animal by-products

    4. 34.Records for disposal or use on premises

    5. 35.Delivery records to be kept by operators of biogas and composting plants

    6. 36.Treatment records for biogas and composting plants

    7. 37.Records for approved laboratories

    8. 38.Records to be kept for consignments of compost or digestion residue

  9. PART VIII ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

    1. 39.Grant of approvals

    2. 40.Suspension, amendment and revocation of approvals and registrations

    3. 41.Appeals

    4. 42.Notice requiring the disposal of animal by-products or catering waste

    5. 43.Cleansing and disinfection

    6. 44.Compliance with notices

    7. 45.Powers of entry

    8. 46.Obstruction

    9. 47.Penalties

    10. 48.Enforcement

    11. 49.Transitional measures

    12. 50.Amendments

    13. 51.Revocations

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOGAS AND COMPOSTING PLANTS

      1. PART I premises

        1. 1.(1) There shall be – (a) a reception area in...

        2. 2.The animal by-products shall be unloaded in the reception area...

        3. 3.The plant shall be operated in such a way that...

        4. 4.The operator shall identify, control and monitor suitable critical points...

        5. 5.Containers, receptacles and vehicles used for transporting untreated animal by-products...

      2. PART II treatment systems and parameters for catering waste

        1. 1.Unless an approval specifically permits a different system, catering waste...

        2. 2.The approval shall normally specify one of the methods in...

        3. 3.Composting plants

        4. 4.Biogas plants

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TESTING METHODS

      1. PART I method for the isolation of clostridium perfringens

        1. 1.Time of testing

        2. 2.Samples

        3. 3.Inoculations

        4. 4.Once the agar has set, each agar plate shall be...

        5. 5.Samples with colonies of Clostridium perfringens

        6. 6.In the case of each plate containing well separated colonies,...

        7. 7.If the surface area of the plates is overgrown and...

        8. 8.One characteristic colony from each plate shall be subcultured onto...

        9. 9.Subcultured colonies

        10. Examination of subcultures

          1. 10.Motility

          2. 11.Reduction of nitrate to nitrite

          3. 12.Production of gas and acid from lactose and liquefaction of gelatine

          4. 13.The lactose gelatine medium shall be examined for colour. A...

          5. 14.The lactose gelatine medium shall be chilled for up to...

          6. 15.The presence of Clostridium perfringens shall be determined on the...

          7. 16.Control Tests

          8. 17.10 gram ± 1 gram portions of the rendered animal...

          9. 18.One colony of Clostridium perfringens (16)(a) shall be placed in...

          10. 19.These are then treated and examined in the same way...

      2. PART II methods for the isolation of salmonella

        1. 20.A. BACTERIOLOGICAL METHOD

        2. 21.Day 1

        3. 22.Control Tests

        4. 23.10 gram ± 1 gram portions of the rendered animal...

        5. 24.One colony of Salmonella java (22)(a) shall be placed in...

        6. 25.These are then treated and examined in the same way...

        7. 26.Day 2

        8. 27.Day 3

        9. 28.The residual RVS broth shall be reincubated at 41.5°C ±...

        10. 29.Day 4

        11. 30.The reincubated RVS broth shall be plated out as described...

        12. 31.Day 5

        13. 32.The plates referred to in paragraph 30 shall be examined...

        14. 33.B. ELECTRICAL CONDUCTANCE METHOD

        15. 34.Day 1

        16. 35.Control Tests

        17. 36.10 gram ± 1 gram portions of the rendered animal...

        18. 37.One colony of Salmonella java (35)(a) shall be placed in...

        19. 38.These are then treated and examined in the same way...

        20. 39.Day 2

        21. 40.Day 3

        22. 41.Day 4

        23. 42.Day 5

      3. PART III method for the isolation of enterobacteriaceae

        1. 43.Tests shall be begun on receipt of the sample or...

        2. 44.Samples

        3. 45.Controls

        4. 46.A 10 gram ± 1 gram portion of the rendered...

        5. 47.One colony of Escherichia coli shall be placed in 10...

        6. 48.This is then treated and examined in the same way...

        7. 49.Inoculations

        8. 50.Once the agar has set, each agar plate shall be...

        9. 51.Samples with colonies of Enterobacteriaceae

        10. 52.After counting the colonies, characteristic colonies shall be taken at...

        11. 53.Examination of subcultures

        12. 54.If not all of the colonies prove to be Enterobacteriaceae,...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TRANSITIONAL MEASURES

      1. PART I transitional measures regarding the intra-species recycling ban for fish

        1. 1.In accordance with Article 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No....

      2. PART II the collection, transportation and disposal of former foodstuffs

        1. 1.(1) The Department shall be the competent authority for granting...

        2. 2.Collection, transport and disposal of former foodstuffs

        3. 3.Where former foodstuffs are mixed with Category 1 or Category...

        4. 4.Where former foodstuffs are sent for disposal in an approved...

        5. 5.A person who contravenes any instructions given by an inspector...

        6. 6.In this Part “former foodstuffs” does not include waste from...

      3. PART III used cooking oil in animal feed

        1. 1.Scope

        2. 2.This Part is confined to used cooking oil which –...

        3. 3.Approvals

        4. 4.The approval shall specify – (a) the name of the...

        5. 5.(1) Approval shall be suspended immediately if the conditions under...

        6. 6.General obligations

        7. 7.Used cooking oil shall be – (a) collected by an...

        8. 8.Collection and transportation of used cooking oil

        9. 9.Approved premises and the operation of blending premises

        10. 10.(1) Before mixing with other oil, operators of blending premises...

        11. 11.Approved premises

        12. 12.Operators' own-checks

        13. 13.(1) The operator of approved blending premises shall carry out...

        14. 14.(1) The operator shall record the results of the checks...

        15. 15.Hygiene requirements in approved premises

        16. 16.Specification for used cooking oil for use in animal feed

        17. 17.Commercial documents

        18. 18.Records

        19. 19.List of premises

      4. PART IV mammalian blood

        1. 1.General obligations

        2. 2.The Department may approve the use of processing methods 2...

        3. 3.(1) Approval shall be suspended immediately if the conditions under...

        4. 4.The approval shall only be granted if the operator was...

        5. 5.All other relevant provisions of the Community Regulation shall be...

      5. PART V oleochemical plants using rendered fats from category 2 and category 3 materials

        1. 1.General obligations

        2. 2.(1) Approval shall be suspended immediately if the conditions under...

        3. 3.The approval shall only be granted to premises and facilities...

        4. 4.Specific requirements

      6. PART VI low capacity incineration or co-incineration plants which do not incinerate or co-incinerate specified risk materials or carcases containing them

        1. 1.General obligations

        2. 2.(1) Approval shall be suspended immediately if the conditions under...

        3. 3.The approval shall only be granted to incinerators that were...

        4. 4.The operator shall take all necessary measures to ensure that...

        5. 5.In the case of a breakdown or malfunction, the operator...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      AMENDMENTS TO THE TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (NORTHERN IRELAND) REGULATIONS 2002

      1. 1.The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2002 are amended...

      2. 2.Regulations 33(4), 34(2) and (5), 52, 54, 56(1)(a), 56(2)(b), 56(4)(c)...

      3. 3.At the end of regulation 13 there shall be added...

      4. 4.After regulation 34 there shall be inserted – Mixing specified...

      5. 5.For regulation 40 there shall be substituted the following regulation...

      6. 6.(1) In regulations 57(3) and (5) and 60(5) the words...

      7. 7.For regulation 102(1) there shall be substituted the following regulation...

      8. 8.For Schedule 5 (Application of Part IV of the Regulations...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REVOCATIONS

  11. Explanatory Note

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