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The TSE (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2005

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Amendment of the TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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11.  For regulation 41 (young lamb stamp), substitute–

Young lamb stamp and young goat stamp

41.(1) Where a sheep or a goat is slaughtered in a slaughterhouse and at the time of slaughter–

(a)it was not more than 12 months of age; or

(b)it had no permanent incisor erupted through the gum,

the carcase of the animal shall be marked with the young lamb stamp or the young goat stamp as appropriate.

(2) The young lamb stamp and the young goat stamp shall consist of a circular mark 5 centimetres in diameter containing in legible form in capital letters 1 centimetre high–

(a)“MHS”; and

(b)in the case of the young lamb stamp, “YL”; and

(c)in the case of the young goat stamp, “YG”.

(3) No person other than–

(a)an OVS;

(b)an inspector; or

(c)a meat technician acting under the responsibility of an OVS,

shall apply the young lamb stamp or the young goat stamp or possess the equipment for applying such a stamp.

(4) No person shall use a stamp resembling the young lamb stamp or the young goat stamp in such a way as to be likely to suggest that the carcase of any animal other than an animal referred to in paragraph (1) is such a carcase.

(5) In relation to any slaughterhouse or cutting premises, the Agency may appoint as meat technicians such persons as are necessary to assist the OVS and inspectors in carrying out their functions under paragraph (3)..

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