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The Processed Animal Protein (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Regulations 4(2)(a) and 5

SCHEDULE 1CONDITIONS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF FISHMEAL FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS OTHER THAN RUMINANTS

1.  Fishmeal for use in the manufacture of feed for farmed animals other than ruminants shall be transported directly from the premises where the fishmeal is produced to the premises manufacturing the animal feed by means of a vehicle which at the same time is not used for the transport of other feed materials.

2.  If a vehicle used for the transport of fishmeal for use in the manufacture of feed for farmed animals other than ruminants is subsequently used for the transport of other products, it shall be thoroughly cleaned and inspected before and after the transport of the fishmeal.

3.  Intermediate storage of fishmeal is allowed only if it is carried out in dedicated storage plants.

4.  Fishmeal imported from a third country for use in the manufacture of feed for farmed animals other than ruminants shall be transported directly from the border inspection post in accordance with the conditions laid down in article 8 of Council Directive 97/78/EC(1) to the establishment manufacturing the animal feed by means of a vehicle which at the same time is not used for the transport of other feed materials.

5.  If a vehicle used for the transport of fishmeal imported from a third country for use in the manufacture of feed for farmed animals other than ruminants is subsequently used for the transport of other products, it shall be thoroughly cleaned and inspected before and after the transport of the fishmeal.

Regulation 6

SCHEDULE 2CONDITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS

1.  Dicalcium phosphate for feeding to farmed animals shall be produced from defatted bones.

2.  The dicalcium phosphate shall be derived from bones fit for human consumption following ante and post mortem inspection.

3.  The dicalcium phosphate shall be produced by a process which ensures that all bone material is finely crushed and degreased with hot water and treated with dilute hydrochloric acid (at a minimum concentration of 4% and pH<1.5) over a period of at least two days followed by a treatment of the obtained phosphoric liquor with lime, resulting in a precipitate of dicalcium phosphate at pH 4 to 7, which is finally air dried with inlet temperature of 65°C–325° and end temperature between 30°C–65°C or by an equivalent production process approved in accordance with the procedure of article 17 of Council Directive 89/662/EEC(2) concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market.

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 3CONDITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROLYSED PROTEIN FOR FEEDING TO FARMED ANIMALS

1.  Hydrolysed protein from hides and skins shall–

(a)be derived from hides and skins obtained from animals which have been slaughtered in a slaughterhouse and whose carcases have been found fit for human consumption following ante- and post-mortem inspection; and

(b)be produced by a production process which involves appropriate measures to minimise contamination of hides and skins, preparation of the raw material brining, liming and intensive washing followed by exposure of the material to a pH of >11 for >3 hours at temperature >80°C and followed by heat treatment at 140°C for 30 minutes at 3.6 bar; or by an equivalent production process approved in accordance with the procedure of article 17 of Council Directive 89/662/EEC concerning veterinary checks in intra Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market.

2.  Hydrolysed protein from fish, feathers, hides and skin shall be sampled after processing and found to have a molecular weight below 10,000 Dalton.

(1)

O.J. No. L 24, 30.1.98, p.9.

(2)

O.J. No. L 395, 30.12.89, p.13, as amended by Council Directive 91/67/EEC (O.J. No. L 046 19.02.91 p.1), Council Directive 91/492/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 24.09.91 p.1), Council Directive 91/493/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 24.09.91 p.15), Council Directive 91/494/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 24.09.91 p.35), Council Directive 91/495/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 24.09.91 p.41), Council Directive 91/496/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 24.09.91 p.56), Council Directive 92/45/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 14.09.92 p.35), Council Directive 92/46/EEC, (O.J. No. L 268 14.09.92 p.1), Council Directive 92/67/EEC (O.J. No. L 268 14.09.92 p.73, and Council Directive 1992/118/EEC (O.J. No. L 62, 15.3.93, p.49).

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