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The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Removal of vertebral column of bovine animals

36.—(1) Where a carcase of a bovine animal containing vertebral column which is specified risk material–

(a)is consigned as referred to in regulation 33(3)(b) above to licensed cutting premises; or

(b)is imported and transported in accordance with the Community TSE Regulation or the Community Transitional Measures to licensed cutting premises,

the occupier of that cutting premises shall ensure that the vertebral column is removed from the rest of the carcase at the premises as soon as is practicable after the arrival of the carcase there and before the carcase is presented for inspection pursuant to regulation 37(3) below.

(2) In this regulation, “carcase” means any whole carcase, half carcase or quarter carcase.

(3) If the vertebral column which is specified risk material is removed at any premises other than a slaughterhouse or licensed cutting premises for the purposes of veterinary or scientific examination, after that examination both the spinal cord and the vertebral column shall be stained blue and disposed of as specified risk material in accordance with this Part of these Regulations.

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