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The Control of Salmonella in Turkey Flocks Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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2.—(1) In this Scheme—

“approved laboratory” means a laboratory approved by the Department for the purposes of this Order;

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“flock” means all turkeys of the same health status kept on the same premises or in the same enclosure and constituting a single epidemiological unit and, in the case of housed turkeys, includes all birds sharing the same airspace;

“holding” means any holding on which one or more turkey flocks are kept or are intended to be kept;

“identity of the flock” means—

(a)

the date when that flock was placed on the holding; and

(b)

the epidemiological unit or house relating to that flock;

“keeper” means any natural or legal person responsible for or in charge of turkeys in terms of contract or by law whether on a permanent or temporary basis;

“turkeys” means birds of the species Meleagris gallopavo;

“turkey flock” means—

(c)

a flock of more than 250 turkeys kept for breeding;

(d)

a flock of more than 500 turkeys kept for the production of meat intended for human consumption unless—

(i)

the flock has less than 10,000 individual turkeys kept in any 12 month period at the holding where the flock is found, and

(ii)

all the meat is supplied to the final consumer or to local retail establishments.

(2) In this Scheme, a reference to—

(a)Commission Regulation (EC) No 584/2008 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 as regards a Community target for the reduction of the prevalence of Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium in turkeys(1); and

(b)Commission Regulation (EC) No 646/2007(2) implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 as regards a Community target for the reduction of the prevalence of Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium in broilers and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1091/2005; and

(c)Commission Regulation (EC) No 1177/2006 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards requirements for the use of specific control methods in the framework of the national programmes for the control of Salmonella in poultry(3),

is, in each case, a reference to those instruments as amended from time to time.

(1)

OJ No L 162, 21.6.2008, p3

(2)

OJ No L 151, 13.6.2007, p 21

(3)

OJ No L 212, 2.8.2006, p 3.

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