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The Salmonella in Turkey Flocks and Herds of Slaughter Pigs (Survey Powers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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6.—(1) An inspector shall, on producing some duly authenticated document showing his authority, have the right at all reasonable hours to enter any turkey holding selected in accordance with Commission Decision 2006/662/EC or any slaughterhouse selected in accordance with Commission Decision 2006/668/EC for the purposes of—

(a)ascertaining in accordance with Commission Decision 2006/662/EC or Commission Decision 2006/668/EC

(i)whether Salmonella spp. exists or has existed there;

(ii)whether anti-microbials have been used; and

(iii)in the case of a turkey holding, the Salmonella vaccination status of the turkeys; and

(b)the enforcement of these Regulations.

(2) On entering any turkey holding in accordance with paragraph (1) an inspector may require the occupier or person in charge of a slaughterhouse (or any employee or agent of the occupier or person in charge of a slaughterhouse)—

(a)to afford him such assistance as he may reasonably require for the purposes of these Regulations;

(b)to produce or allow access to any record held in whatever form, including computerised records, he may reasonably require for the purposes of these Regulations.

(3) When he has entered a turkey holding in accordance with paragraph (1) an inspector may—

(a)take samples of faecal material;

(b)examine any records in whatever form, including computerised records, and take copies of those records; and

(c)take with him any person, vehicle or equipment he considers necessary for the execution or enforcement of these Regulations.

(4) When he has entered a slaughterhouse an inspector may—

(a)take samples from pig carcases of muscle, lymph nodes in the ileocaecal region, the aggregate of such lymph nodes;

(b)take swabs from pig carcasses;

(c)examine any records in whatever form, including computerised records, and take copies of those records; and

(d)take with him any person, vehicle or equipment he considers necessary for the execution or enforcement of these Regulations.

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