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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Prohibition on feeding animal protein to non-ruminants

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2.—(1) For the purposes of Article 7(2) of, and point (a) of Part I of Annex IV to the EU TSE Regulation, it is an offence to—

(a)feed to any pig, poultry, horse or any farmed non-ruminant animal;

(b)supply for feeding to any such animal; or

(c)allow any such animal to have access to,

anything in relation to which this paragraph applies.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the prohibition in sub-paragraph (1) applies in relation to—

(a)processed animal protein;

(b)gelatine of ruminant origin;

(c)blood products;

(d)hydrolysed protein;

(e)dicalcium phosphate and tricalcium phosphate of animal origin;

(f)petfood containing animal protein; and

(g)raw petfood consisting of animal protein.

(3) The prohibition in sub-paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to—

(a)the protein specified in point A(a) of Part II of Annex IV to the EU TSE Regulation;

(b)fishmeal (and feedingstuffs containing it) that has been produced, labelled, transported and stored in accordance with point B of that Part;

(c)dicalcium phosphate and tricalcium phosphate (and feedingstuffs containing them) that have been produced, labelled, transported and stored in accordance with point C of that Part;

(d)blood products derived from non-ruminants (and feedingstuffs containing them) that have been produced, labelled, transported and stored in accordance with point D of that Part;

(e)in the case of feeding to fish, blood meal derived from non-ruminants (and feedingstuffs containing it) that has been produced, labelled, transported and stored in accordance with point D of that Part; and

(f)feed materials of plant origin (and feedingstuffs containing such products) in which bone spicules have been detected if authorised by the Department following a risk assessment in accordance with point A(d) of that Part.

(4) In this paragraph “protein” includes any feedingstuffs containing animal protein.

(5) It is an offence to bring onto any premises where any animals specified in sub-paragraph (1)(a) are kept anything prohibited by this paragraph, or to possess it on such premises unless—

(a)it is food intended for human consumption or falls within paragraph 3; or

(b)it is authorised by an inspector, and suitable measures are in place to ensure that animals specified in sub-paragraph (1)(a) do not have access to it.

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