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Poultrymeat Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Water content checks

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8.—(1) Except where a water content check required by Article 16(1), (2), (3) or (4) or 20(2), (3) and (4) of the Commission Regulation is carried out by the Department, such a check shall be carried out by the food business operator of the slaughterhouse or cutting plant concerned.

(2) Except where a water content check referred to in paragraph (1) is carried out by the Department, such a check shall be carried out—

(a)at the food business operator’s expense; and

(b)under the responsibility of, and in accordance with any directions given by, the Department.

(3) Schedule 3 shall have effect in relation to the fees payable to the Department for water content checks carried out by the Department.

(4) In this regulation “food business operator” shall have the same meaning as in Article 3(3) of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety.

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