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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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6.—(1) If an animal slaughtered for human consumption tests positive, the Department shall pay compensation for the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) of—

(a)that animal; and,

(b)if they are destroyed because of that positive result, the animal immediately preceding it on the slaughter line and the two animals immediately following it.

(2) In the case of an animal for which a no-test result (as described in paragraph 5(3)) is received the Department shall inform the owner in writing whether it intends to pay compensation for—

(a)the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) of that animal; and

(b)if they are destroyed because of that no-test result, the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood but not the hide) of the animal immediately preceding it on the slaughter line and the two animals immediately following it,

giving the reasons, and the appeals procedure in regulation 10 applies.

(3) The compensation is the value of the carcase, established in accordance with the procedure in regulation 11, with any nominated valuer’s fee paid by the occupier of the slaughterhouse, hide market or tannery.

(4) Compensation is not payable in any other case.

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