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The Beef Carcase (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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10.—(1) An authorised officer may at all reasonable hours and on producing, if so required, a duly authenticated document showing the officer’s authority, for the purpose of ascertaining whether any Community provision or these Regulations have been or are being complied with–

(a)enter any regulated slaughterhouse or any slaughterhouse which that officer reasonably suspects to be a regulated slaughterhouse;

(b)inspect any regulated carcase or part of such a carcase, or any carcase or part of a carcase which that officer reasonably suspects to be a regulated carcase or part of a regulated carcase, in that slaughterhouse;

(c)examine any records which an occupier is required to keep, under regulation 8 or a Community provision, and where any such record is kept by means of a computer, have access to and inspect and check the operation of any computer and associated apparatus or material which is, or has been, in use in connection with that record;

(d)require that copies of or extracts from any such record be produced and, where such record is kept by means of a computer, require it to be produced in a form in which it may be taken away; and

(e)retain any such record which the officer has reason to believe may be required as evidence in proceedings under these Regulations.

(2) An authorised officer entering a regulated slaughterhouse or other slaughterhouse by virtue of this regulation may be accompanied by such other persons, to assist the authorised officer for the purposes of these Regulations, and such equipment as the officer considers necessary.

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