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The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Removal of specified risk material from carcases in slaughterhouses

33.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) below, in relation to specified risk material which is removed as required by the Community TSE Regulation and these Regulations, the occupier of a slaughterhouse shall ensure that the specified risk material is removed from the rest of the carcase as soon as it is reasonably practicable after the animal was slaughtered and before the carcase is presented for inspection pursuant to regulation 37(1) below.

(2) In the case of a carcase of a sheep or goat which was aged over 12 months or had at least one permanent incisor erupted through the gum at the time of slaughter–

(a)no person shall remove the spinal cord from such a carcase except in a licensed slaughterhouse or a licensed cutting premises in accordance with regulation 35 below; and

(b)where such a carcase of a sheep or goat is dressed for human consumption in a slaughterhouse, the specified risk material except the spinal cord shall be removed in accordance with paragraph (1) above and the rest of the carcase shall be consigned to a licensed slaughterhouse or licensed cutting premises for removal of the spinal cord in accordance with regulation 35 below.

(3) In the case of the carcase of a bovine animal which was accompanied at the time of slaughter by a slaughter certificate under the Beef Assurance Scheme as described in Schedule 1 to the Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Regulations 1996(1)–

(a)no person shall remove the vertebral column from such a carcase except in a licensed cutting premises; and

(b)where such a carcase of a bovine animal is dressed for human consumption in a slaughterhouse, the specified risk material except the vertebral column shall be removed in accordance with paragraph (1) above and the rest of the carcase shall be consigned to a licensed cutting premises for removal of the vertebral column in accordance with regulation 36 below.

(4) Without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 51 below, the occupier of a slaughterhouse shall ensure that the specified risk material does not come into contact with any other animal material (except animal material derived from animals tested for the presence of a TSE which is required to be disposed of as if it were specified risk material) while in the slaughterhouse.

(5) An occupier of a slaughterhouse in possession of any material derived from a carcase of an animal in relation to which there is carried out (whether by an inspector or on behalf of the occupier or any other person) any test for the presence of a TSE shall, if the occupier disposes of the material before a negative result in respect of the test is received, ensure that the material is stained, stored and consigned for disposal as if it were specified risk material.

(6) Material which is not specified risk material may be separated from intestines which have been removed from the carcase before the intestines are stained.

(7) In the case of specified risk material which is intended to be examined by or on behalf of an inspector or a veterinary surgeon, the specified risk material shall not be stained until after the completion of the examination.

(8) Notwithstanding the definition of specified risk material in regulation 3(1) above–

(a)where the carcase of a sheep or goat containing spinal cord which is specified risk material is consigned to a licensed slaughterhouse or licensed cutting premises for removal in accordance with regulation 35 below; or

(b)where the carcase of a bovine animal containing vertebral column which is specified risk material is consigned to licensed premises for removal in accordance with regulation 36 below or has been imported in accordance with the Community TSE Regulation and the Community Transitional Measures,

the carcase shall not be regarded as specified risk material for the purposes of these Regulations.

(1)

S.I. 1996/2097, amended by S.I. 1996/2522 and S.S.I. 2000/62 and 449.

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