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The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No. 3) (Scotland) Order 1999

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No. 3) (Scotland) Order 1999 and shall come into force at 13.00 hours on 11th October 1999.

(2) In this Order “scallops” means scallops of the class ofpecten maximus and Queen scallops of the class ofchlamys operacularis and “relevant time” means 00.01 on 11th October 1999.

(3) This Order extends to Scotland and the Scottish zone.

Designated circumstances

2.  In the opinion of the Scottish Ministers, scallops in the area designated in article 3 below may be affected by the toxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning in human beings and are likely to create a hazard to human health if they are consumed.

Designated area

3.  The area described in the Schedule to this Order is hereby designated for the purposes of Part I of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.

Activity prohibited in the designated area

4.  No person shall fish for or take any scallops in the designated area.

Prohibited movement of scallops

5.  No person shall move any scallops out of the designated area.

Restrictions

6.  No person shall–

(a)use any scallops taken out of the designated area after the relevant time in the preparation or processing for supply of food and anything from which food could be derived,

(b)land any scallops which were in waters in the designated area after the relevant time,

(c)supply, or have in possession for supply, any scallops which were in the designated area after the relevant time,

(d)supply, or have in possession for supply, any food or anything from which food could be derived in the preparation or processing of which anything was used in contravention of paragraph (a) of this article,

(e)feed to any creature a feeding stuff in the preparation or processing of which anything was used in contravention of paragraph (a) of this article.

Revocation

7.  The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 1999(1) is hereby revoked.

J R WILDGOOSE

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

11th October 1999

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