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Meat (Examinations for Residues) (Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“meat” has the meaning given to it in point 1.1 of Annex I to Regulation 853/2004;

“operator” means a food business operator who is carrying on the business of a slaughterhouse or his duly authorised representative;

“published”, in relation to rates of conversion of the Euro, means published annually in the C Series of the Official Journal of the European Communities normally on the first working day of the month of September;

“Regulation 853/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin(1);

“residues examination charge” means the charge under regulation 5;

“the Residues Regulations” means the Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(2);

“slaughterhouse” has the meaning given to it in point 1.16 of Annex I to Regulation 853/2004; and

“verify” means checking, by examination and the provision of objective evidence.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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O.J. No. L139, 30.4.2004, p. 55. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L226, 25.6.2004, p. 22)

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