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The Beef Carcase (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

1991 Regulations” means the Beef Carcase (Classification) Regulations 1991(1);

1995 Regulations” means the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(2);

“adult bovine animal” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1254/1999 on the common organisation of the market in beef and veal(3);

“approval number” means (in relation to a regulated slaughterhouse) the unique number of that regulated slaughterhouse required to be specified in the centre of a health mark (as defined in regulation 2(1) of the 1995 Regulations);

“authorised officer” means a person authorised by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of these Regulations;

“classification” means the classification of regulated carcases in accordance with Articles 3 and 4(1) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1208/81 determining the Community scale for the classification of carcases of adult bovine animals(4);

“classification requirements” means the requirements relating to the classification and identification of carcases specified in the Community provisions and in regulations 5, 6 and 7 of these Regulations;

Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 344/91 laying down detailed rules for applying Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1186/90 extending the scope of the Community scale for the classification of adult bovine animals(5);

“Community provision” means a provision of a Regulation of the European Community referred to in column 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations which is specified in column 2, and the subject matter of which is described in column 3, of that Schedule;

“exempt carcase” means a regulated carcase which has been obtained in the circumstance specified in the second indent to Article 2(2) of the Commission Regulation;

“exempt occupier” means an occupier of a regulated slaughterhouse to which the first indent to Article 2(2) of the Commission Regulation applies;

MLC” means the Meat and Livestock Commission established under section 1 of the Agriculture Act 1967(6);

“occupier” means a person carrying on the business of a regulated slaughterhouse;

“prescribed communication” means a communication of the results of classification as required by Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1186/90 extending the scope of the Community scale for the classification of carcases of adult bovine animals(7);

“regulated carcase” means the carcase or half-carcase of an adult bovine animal which has been marked in accordance with regulation 11 of, and Schedule 12 to, the 1995 Regulations(8); and

“regulated slaughterhouse” means a slaughterhouse (as defined by regulation 2(1) of the 1995 Regulations) licensed in accordance with regulation 4 of the 1995 Regulations(9).

(2) Other expressions used in these Regulations have, in so far as the context requires, the same meanings as in the Community provisions.

(1)

S.I. 1991/2242, amended by S.I. 1994/2853 and S.I. 1998/12.

(3)

O.J. No. L 160, 26.6.1999, p.21., amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1455/01, O.J. No. L 198, 21.7.2001, p.58, Council Regulation (EC) No. 1512/01, O.J. No. L 201, 26.7.2001, p.1, Commission Regulation 2345/01, O.J. No. L 315, 1.12.2001, p.29, Council Regulation (EC) 806/03, O.J. No. L 122, 16.5.2003, p.1, Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/03, O.J. No. L 270, 21.10.2003, p.1, and the Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic, O.J. No. L 236, 23.9.2003, p.33.

(4)

O.J. No. L 123, 7.5.81, p.3, amended by Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1026/91, O.J. No. L 106, 26.4.1991, p.2.

(5)

O.J. No. L 41, 14.2.91, p.15, amended by Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3087/91, O.J. No. L 291, 23.10.1991, p.15, Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2191/93, O.J. No. L 196, 5.8.1993, p.17, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1993/95, O.J. L 194, 17.8.1995, p.7, and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1215/03, O.J. No. L 169, 8.7.03, p.32.

(6)

1967 c. 22; section 1 was amended by section 7 of the Agriculture Act 1986 (c. 49).

(7)

O.J. No. L 119, 11.5.90 p.32, amended by the Act of Accession of the Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Austria, Republic of Finland and Kingdom of Sweden O.J. C241. 29.8.94, p.122.

(8)

Regulation 11 was amended by S.S.I. 2000/62, and Schedule 12 was amended by S.S.I. 2000/288, S.S.I. 2001/358, S.S.I. 2001/429 and S.S.I. 2002/35.

(9)

Regulation 4 was amended by S.I. 1995/3189, S.I. 1996/2235, S.S.I. 2000/62 and S.S.I. 2000/171.

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