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The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants

23.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) below, no person shall use any premises for the production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants unless–

(a)the premises are not used for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals; and

(b)the premises are registered for the purpose of paragraph 6 of Annex I to the Commission Decision by the Scottish Ministers.

(2) The Scottish Ministers shall register premises under this regulation where the occupier declares that the premises are capable of being used for the production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex I to the Commission Decision.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) above shall not apply to the use of premises for the production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants and for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals if–

(a)the fishmeal satisfies the requirements of regulation 14(2)(a) above;

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

(c)the storage, manufacturing and packaging facilities at the premises and the transport to or from the premises, of compound feedingstuffs destined for ruminant animals is completely separate from feed material prohibited for feeding to ruminant animals; and

(d)the person using the premises for the preparation of feedingstuffs for ruminant animals which are used for the production of feedingstuffs containing fishmeal for feeding to 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 14 above are not present in those feedingstuffs.

(4) No person shall produce any feedingstuff containing fishmeal for feeding to farmed animals other than ruminants unless the packaging of the feedingstuff is labelled clearly to indicate the words “it contains fishmeal– cannot be fed to ruminant animals”.

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

(6) Where a vehicle used for the transport of bulk feedingstuffs containing fishmeal 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 fishmeal 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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