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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Bovine animals in a slaughterhouse

8.—(1) When a bovine animal is slaughtered in a slaughterhouse or the carcase of a bovine animal is transported to a slaughterhouse following emergency slaughter elsewhere, the occupier of the slaughterhouse must remove all specified risk material (other than those parts of the vertebral column that are specified risk material) as soon as is reasonably practicable after slaughter and in any event before post-mortem inspection.

(2) The occupier of the slaughterhouse must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after slaughter, consign any meat containing those parts of the vertebral column that are specified risk material to—

(a)a cutting plant authorised under paragraph 12(1)(a);

(b)a cutting plant located in a country of the United Kingdom other than Northern Ireland and authorised under the corresponding provision applicable in that country; or

(c)a member State in accordance with point 10(2) of Annex V of the Community TSE Regulation.

(3) The occupier of the slaughterhouse must identify meat containing vertebral column that is not specified risk material in accordance with point 11(3)(a) of Annex V of the Community TSE Regulation and provide information in accordance with point 11(3)(b) of that Annex.

(4) A person must not include a blue stripe in the label referred to in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 820/97(1) as last amended by Regulation 1791/2006, except in accordance with point 11(3)(a) of Annex V of the Community TSE Regulation.

(5) Contravention of this paragraph is an offence.

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O.J. No. L204, 11.8.2000, p.1, as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No.1791/2006 (O.J. No. L363, 20.12.2006, p.1)

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