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The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Prohibitions on collection, transport, rendering, incineration etc. and storage of specified risk material

Use of premises for collection, rendering, incineration etc. of specified risk material

50.  No person shall use any premises for any purpose in connection with–

(a)the collection of specified risk material;

(b)the rendering or incineration of specified risk material, or any other manner of disposal or destruction of specified risk material,

unless the occupier of the premises is licensed to use the premises for the purpose under this Part of these Regulations by the Licensing Authority.

Storage of specified risk material

51.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, no person shall store specified risk material in the same room on any premises as any food, feedingstuff or any cosmetic, pharmaceutical or medical product.

(2) The requirement in paragraph (1) above shall not apply where an inspector has under this paragraph approved the storage of specified risk material in the same room as any food, feedingstuff or any cosmetic, pharmaceutical or medical product, on being satisfied that the arrangements for storage will ensure the adequate separation of the specified risk material from the food, feedingstuff or product.

(3) No person shall store specified risk material otherwise than in an impervious container which–

(a)contains nothing but specified risk material;

(b)is labelled as containing specified risk material;

(c)is not left uncovered when containing specified risk material; and

(d)after use for such storage, is thoroughly washed and disinfected before being used for any other purpose.

Transport of specified risk material

52.—(1) No person shall transport specified risk material unless–

(a)the specified risk material is in a container marked with the words “specified risk material”, the place of destination and the name of the person to whom it is being sent; and

(b)that person provides a written statement to the person to whom it is sent of the premises from which the specified risk material was collected for delivery.

(2) No person shall transport specified risk material unless it is–

(a)transported in a container which–

(i)is not being used at the same time to transport any material other than specified risk material; and

(ii)is impervious; and

(b)kept covered at all times while in the container except when necessary for loading into the container or examination by an inspector.

(3) Any person transporting specified risk material shall ensure that the container in which the specified risk material is transported is thoroughly washed and disinfected before being used for any other purpose.

Procedure for bringing in specified risk material from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

53.—(1) No person shall bring specified risk material into Scotland from England, Wales or Northern Ireland unless–

(a)it is stained in accordance with the Community TSE Regulation and with legislation having effect in, as the case may be England, Wales or Northern Ireland and corresponding to the provisions of this Part of these Regulations relating to staining; or

(b)it is exempt from the requirement to stain under that legislation by virtue of provisions corresponding to regulation 39(6) above;

(2) Any person bringing specified risk material into Scotland from England, Wales or Northern Ireland shall immediately transport it to one of the destinations specified in regulation 40 above.

Procedure for bringing in carcases containing specified risk material from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

54.—(1) No person shall bring a carcase of a sheep or goat which contains spinal cord which is specified risk material into Scotland from England, Wales or Northern Ireland unless it is transported in a sealed vehicle, in accordance with the provisions of legislation having equivalent effect, as the case may be, in England, Wales or Northern Ireland to the provisions of regulation 43, to a licensed slaughterhouse or licensed cutting premises for removal of the spinal cord in accordance with regulation 35.

(2) No person shall bring a carcase of a bovine animal which contains vertebral column which is specified risk material into Scotland from England, Wales or Northern Ireland unless it is transported direct to a licensed cutting premises for removal of the vertebral column in accordance with regulation 36.

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