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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Prohibition on feeding animal protein to ruminants

1.—(1) For the purposes of Article 7(1) and point (b) of Part I of Annex IV of the Community TSE Regulation it is an offence to—

(a)feed to any ruminant animal;

(b)supply for feeding to any ruminant animal; or

(c)permit any ruminant animal to have access to,

any animal protein (or anything containing animal protein) other than the proteins specified in point A(a) of Part II of Annex IV of the Community TSE Regulation.

(2) It is an offence to bring onto any premises where ruminant animals are kept anything prohibited by this paragraph, or to possess it on such premises unless—

(a)it is food intended for human consumption or falls within paragraph 3; or

(b)the premises are registered under paragraph 1(6), 3(5) or 5(9) of Part II; or

(c)it is authorised by an inspector; and

(d)suitable measures are in place to ensure that ruminant animals do not have access to it.

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