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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 160

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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

Made

22nd April 2001

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

23rd April 2001

Coming into force

23rd April 2001

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 23rd April 2001.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment to the Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994

2.—(1) The Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994(2) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) For regulation 10(3) there is substituted–

(3) No person shall sell in Scotland for human consumption any meat product manufactured or re-wrapped in Great Britain and containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates originating in Great Britain and processed after the coming into force of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 unless the meat product carries–

(a)the British EC Health mark; or

(b)the circular mark referred to in paragraph 3A of Part VI of Schedule 2 to these Regulations,

in each case applied in accordance with Part VI of Schedule 2.

(4) No person shall sell in Scotland for human consumption any meat product manufactured or re-wrapped in Great Britain and not containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates originating in Great Britain unless it carries–

(a)the British EC health mark; or

(b)the British national health mark,

in each case applied in accordance with Part VI of Schedule 2..

(3) The following paragraph is inserted after paragraph 3 of Part VI of Schedule 2–

3A.(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1 to 3 above, meat products containing meat obtained from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates and marked in accordance with paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(3) shall be marked with a stamp consisting of a circular mark containing–

(a)in the upper part the letters “GB”; and

(b)in the lower part the meat product premises code.

(2) Paragraph 3A(1) shall not apply to meat products which have been heat-treated in accordance with Article 3(2) of Decision 2001/172/EC which are dispatched from Great Britain in accordance with Articles 3(4), (5) and (6) of that Decision.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph 3A(1), until 23rd July 2001, where meat products are not intended for intra-Community trade the health mark shall be–

(a)the circular mark referred to in that paragraph; or

(b)that circular mark in addition to the British EC health mark..

(4) “Decision 2001/172/EC” in this regulation means Commission Decision of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom (and repealing Decision 2001/145/EC (O.J. No. L 62, 2.3.2001, p.22)) as amended by Commission Decision 2001/190/EC (O.J. No. L 67, 9.3.2001, p.88), Commission Decision 2001/209/EC (O.J. No. L 76, 16.3.2001, p.35), Commission Decision 2001/239/EC (O.J. No. L 86, 27.3.2001, p.33), Commission Decision 2001/263/EC (O.J. No. L 93, 3.4.2001, p.59), Commission Decision 2001/268/EC (O.J. No. L 94, 4.4.2001, p.27), Commission Decision 2001/316/EC (O.J. No. L 109, 19.4.2001, p.72) and Commission Decision 2001/318/EC (O.J. No. L 109, 19.4.2001, p.75).

Amendment to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

3.—(1) The Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In paragraph 8 of Schedule 12 the words “or 2” are deleted in each place where they occur.

(3) The following paragraph is inserted after paragraph 8 in Schedule 12–

9.(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 8 of this Schedule, fresh meat obtained from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates originating in Great Britain and processed after the coming into force of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, which would otherwise be required to be marked in accordance with those paragraphs, shall instead be marked with a stamp consisting of a circular mark with an outer diameter of 50 mm, with a line thickness of circle of 3 mm and containing–

(a)in the upper part the letters “GB” 7 mm high; and

(b)in the lower part the approval number of the premises 10 mm high.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph 6 of this Schedule, E129 Allura Red AC may not be used in a stamp applied under this paragraph..

(4) The following paragraph is inserted after paragraph 2 of Part I of Schedule 13–

3.  Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(f), until 23rd July 2001 where fresh meat from the animals referred to in paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 which is not intended for intra-Community trade is wrapped in commercial portions intended for direct sale to the consumer, the health mark required by paragraph (1)(f) shall be–

(a)the circular mark referred to in paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 (except that the dimension requirements need not apply); or

(b)that circular mark in addition to the health mark specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12 (except that the dimension requirements need not apply)..

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

22nd April 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations implement Commission Decision 2001/304 of 11th April 2001 on marking and use of certain animal products in relation to Decision 2001/172/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom (O.J. No. L 104, 13.4.2001, p.6). They amend the Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994 and the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995. They introduce a new type of health mark (circular stamp) for marking meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared for these Regulations.

(1)

1972 c. 68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3). The function conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, insofar as within devolved competence, was transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(2)

S.I. 1994/3082, amended by S.I. 1995/539, 1763, 2200 and 3205, S.I. 1996/1499, S.I. 1999/683, S.S.I. 2000/62, 171 and 288.

(3)

S.I. 1995/539 amended by S.I. 1995/731, 1763, 2148, 2200, 3124 and 3189, S.I. 1996/1148 and 2235, S.I. 1997/1729 and 2074, S.S.I. 2000/62, 171 and 288

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