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The Beef Labelling (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Enforcement of compulsory and voluntary labelling requirements

4.—(1) Any person engaged in the marketing of beef who fails to comply–

(a)in respect of beef derived from animals slaughtered on or after 1st September 2000, with the compulsory and voluntary labelling requirements imposed on that person by or under Title II of Regulation 1760/2000 and Commission Regulation 1825/2000; or

(b)in respect of beef derived from animals slaughtered before 1st September 2000, with the voluntary labelling requirements imposed on that person by or under Commission Regulation 1141/97,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation, the term “marketing” shall include the supply of beef, otherwise than on sale, in the course of a business.

(3) Where beef has been labelled or marketed in a manner which does not comply–

(a)in respect of beef derived from animals slaughtered on or after 1st September 2000, with any of the compulsory and voluntary labelling requirements of Title II of Regulation 1760/2000 and Commission Regulation 1825/2000; or

(b)in respect of beef derived from animals slaughtered before 1st September 2000, with any of the voluntary labelling requirements of Commission Regulation 1141/97,

an authorised officer may serve a notice on the person in possession of such beef requiring its removal from sale until the beef is re-labelled in accordance with those requirements.

(4) A notice served under paragraph (3)(a) above may authorise that the beef may be sent directly for processing into products other than those indicated in the first indent of Article 12 of Regulation 1760/2000.

(5) Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of a notice served under paragraph (3) above shall be guilty of an offence.

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