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The Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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PART 5Oleochemical plants using rendered fats from category 2 and 3 materials(1)

General obligations

1.  By way of derogation from Article 14 of the Community Regulation, the Scottish Ministers may approve the use of oleochemical plants to process rendered fats derived from both Category 2 and Category 3 material providing they comply with the following conditions.

2.—(1) Approval shall be suspended immediately if the conditions under which it was granted are not fulfilled.

(2) Once suspended, the approval shall only be reinstated subject to fulfilment of the requirements of the Community Regulation in their entirety.

(3) Any material not processed in accordance with this Part or the Community Regulation shall be disposed of as instructed by an inspector.

3.  The approval shall only be granted to premises and facilities that operated in that way on 1st November 2002.

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4.—(1) Only rendered fats derived from Category 2 and Category 3 materials may be used.

(2) Rendered fats derived from category 2 materials shall be processed in accordance with the standards in Chapter III of Annex VI to the Community Regulation.

(3) Additional processes such as distillation, filtration and processing with absorbents shall be used to further improve the safety of the tallow derivatives.

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This Part of the Schedule implements Commission Decision 2003/326/EC on transitional measures under Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the separation of Category 2 and Category 3 oleochemical plants, O.J. No. L 117, 13.5.2003, p. 42.

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