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Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendment of the principal Regulations

13.  For regulation 20 there shall be substituted the following regulation—

Animal inspections

20.(1) Where an authorised officer considers it reasonable to do so, he may, by giving notice in writing, require the detention of an animal or a batch of animals in the place where it is, or its removal to such other place as is specified in the notice and detain it there, to enable it to be inspected to ascertain—

(a)whether the animal or any animal in the batch contains any unauthorised substance or a residue of any other substance which he reasonably suspects may result in any animal product derived from it containing an unauthorised substance or a substance listed in Annex I or III to the Council Regulation which is at a concentration exceeding its maximum residue limit; or

(b)whether or not any withdrawal period has expired.

(2) Where detention alone is required, the notice shall not be served on the owner of the premises where the animal or batch of animals is located.

(3) Where removal and detention elsewhere is required the notice shall be served on—

(a)the owner of the premises where the animal or batch of animals is located; or

(b)in the event that the person in sub-paragraph (a) is not also the owner of the animal or, batch of animals, the owner thereof,

whichever one of them that the authorised officer considers appropriate..

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