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

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Amendment to the Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995

4.—(1) The Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995(1) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2, after the definition of “contravention”, there shall be inserted–

“Decision 2001/356/EC” means Commission Decision 2001/356/EC of 4th May 2001 (concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom and repealing Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001), as amended by Commission Decision 2001/372/EC, Commission Decision 2001/415/EC, Commission Decision 2001/430/EC, Commission Decision 2001/437/EC, Commission Decision 2001/518/EC, Commission Decision 2001/547/EC and Commission Decision 2001/708/EC..

(3) In regulation 7, after paragraph (4), there shall be inserted–

(5) Except where paragraph (6) below applies, no person shall affix the health mark to any minced meat which has been produced in Great Britain after 23rd April 2001.

(6) The health mark may be affixed to minced meat which satisfies the requirements specified in paragraph (1) above and is made from meat originating from outside the United Kingdom and handled in accordance with Article 2(2)(c) of Decision 2001/356/EC.

(7) The stamp specified in paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 may be applied to minced meat which–

(a)satisfies the requirements specified in paragraph (1) above; and

(b)is made from meat which is itself marked with that stamp,

except that the dimension requirements need not apply where the stamp is applied to minced meat wrapped in commercial portions intended for direct sale to the consumer..

(4) In regulation 8, after paragraph (5), there shall be inserted–

(6) Except where paragraph (7) below applies, no person shall affix the health mark to any meat preparation containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates and produced in Great Britain after 23rd April 2001.

(7) The health mark may be affixed to any meat preparation which satisfies the requirements specified in paragraph (1) above and is made from meat originating from outside the United Kingdom and handled in accordance with Article 2(2)(c) of Decision 2001/356/EC.

(8) The stamp specified in paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 may be applied to meat preparations containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates which–

(a)satisfy the requirements specified in paragraph (1) above; and

(b)are prepared from meat which is itself marked with that stamp,

except that the dimension requirements need not apply where the stamp is applied to meat preparations wrapped in commercial portions intended for direct sale to the consumer..

(1)

S.I. 1995/3205 amended by S.I. 1996/3124, S.S.I. 2000/62, 171 and 288.

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