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The Processed Animal Protein (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Production of feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals

15.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) below, no person shall use any premises for the production of feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants if the premises are used for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph 2 of Annex III to the Commission Decision, premises manufacturing animal feed which are not used for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals are authorised for the production of feedingstuffs hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) above shall not apply to premises used for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals which are used for the production of feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for other animal species if–

(a)the hydrolysed protein satisfies the requirements of regulation 4(2)(d);

(b)the transport and storage of feed material destined for ruminant animals is completely separate from feed material prohibited for feeding to ruminant animals;

(c)the storage, transport manufacturing and packaging facilities for compound feedingstuffs destined for ruminant animals is completely separate; and

(d)the person using the premises for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals which are used for the production of feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for other animal species carries out routine tests on the feedingstuffs destined for ruminant animals to ensure that any processed animal protein the feeding of which to farmed animals is prohibited by regulation 4 are not present in those feedingstuffs.

(4) No person shall use any premises for the production of feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants unless any feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein produced at the premises are labelled clearly to indicate the words “it contains hydrolysed protein - cannot be fed to ruminant animals”.

(5) No person shall use any vehicle for the transport of bulk feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants at the same time as it is used for the transport of any feed for ruminant animals.

(6) Where a vehicle used for the transport of bulk feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants is subsequently used for the transport of other products, the person using the vehicle for the transport of the bulk feedingstuffs containing hydrolysed protein for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants shall ensure it is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before and after the transport of those bulk feedingstuffs.

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