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The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendments to the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

3.—(1) The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) Regulation 19 shall be revoked.

(3) In regulation 24(2) for “sworn information” substitute “sworn complaint”.

(4) After regulation 24, insert the following regulation —

24A.(1) For the purpose of carrying out investigations, in accordance with Article 4.2 of Directive 2002/32, to determine the source of those undesirable substances listed in Annex II to that Directive where action thresholds specified in that Annex have been reached, an authorised officer may, at all reasonable times and on producing if requested some duly authenticated document showing his authority, enter any premises (not being premises used only as a dwelling) on which he has reasonable cause to believe that feed has been or is being manufactured or produced, has been placed on the market or is being kept for the purpose of being placed on the market, incorporated into another product or used.

(2) An authorised officer entering any premises by virtue of this regulation may —

(a)take with him such other persons and such equipment as may appear to him to be necessary;

(b)inspect anything that he has the right to inspect under regulation 24(5), and

(c)take on those premises a sample of any material appearing to him to be a feed manufactured, produced, placed on the market or intended to be placed on the market or to be material used or intended for use as feed.

(3) Where for the purposes of taking a sample pursuant to paragraph (2)(c) an authorised officer takes material from one or more containers each of which weighs no more than six kilograms, and which are exposed for sale by retail, the owner of the container may require the authorised officer to purchase the container on behalf of the authority for which he acts.

(4) An authorised officer entering any premises by virtue of this regulation has the same rights to production, inspection and copying of records, including records kept on or produced by a computer, as are specified in paragraphs (9)(a) and (b) and (10)(c) of regulation 24.

(5) Paragraph (14) of regulation 24 applies to the power of entry under this regulation as it does to such powers under that regulation.

(6) Directive 2002/32 means Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(2) on undesirable substances in animal feed, as amended by Commission Directive 2003/57/EC(3), Commission Directive 2003/100/EC(4), Commission Directive 2005/8/EC(5), Commission Directive 2005/86/EC(6), Commission Directive 2005/87/EC(7) and Commission Directive 2006/13/EC(8).

(5) In paragraph (4) of regulation 27, after the expression “regulation 24” insert “or regulation 24A”.

(2)

OJ No. L140, 30.5.2002, p.10

(3)

OJ No. L151, 19.6.2003, p.38

(4)

OJ No. L285, 1.11.2003, p.33

(5)

OJ No. L27, 29.1.2005, p.44

(6)

OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.16

(7)

OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.19

(8)

OJ No. L32, 4.2.2006, p44. This amending Directive introduced action thresholds and the requirement to investigate

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