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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Order 2006

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Milk and milk products produced from susceptible animals originating in a protection zone or on premises in a protection zone

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24.—(1) No person shall sell or consign for sale the milk of a susceptible animal originating in a protection zone or any milk product produced from such milk unless it complies with sub paragraph (2) or sub paragraph (3).

(2) Milk and milk products comply with this sub paragraph if–

(a)they were produced more than 21 days before the earliest infection date within the protection zone; and

(b)they have at all times been stored and transported separately from milk and milk products produced on or after that date.

(3) Milk and milk products comply with this sub paragraph if–

(a)they have been treated so as to fall within paragraph 13 or paragraph 14 of Schedule 5; and

(b)that treatment was carried out either–

(i)in the protection zone on premises complying with sub paragraph (6); or

(ii)if there are no such premises, outside the protection zone on such premises as the Scottish Ministers direct.

(4) No person shall sell or consign for sale the milk of a susceptible animal produced on premises in the protection zone or any milk product produced from such milk unless–

(a)the transport of raw milk from outside a protection zone to those premises complies with sub paragraph (5); and

(b)those premises comply with sub paragraph (6).

(5) Transport of raw milk complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)the vehicle was cleansed and disinfected at the premises of origin and before loading in accordance with the directions of an inspector; and

(b)the vehicle did not enter any other premises keeping susceptible animals within a protection zone after that cleansing and disinfection.

(6) Premises comply with this sub paragraph if they satisfy the following requirements–

(a)they are authorised by a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers imposing such conditions as they think necessary to ensure strict veterinary control;

(b)they are operated so that all milk transported to the premises–

(i)complies with sub paragraph (2) or sub paragraph (3)

(ii)it is transported to the premises for treatment so that it complies with sub paragraph (3); or

(iii)is raw milk produced outside the protection zone; and

(c)they are operated so that milk on the premises and leaving the premises is clearly identified as eligible for sale outside the protection zone to the final consumer and is at all times stored and transported separately from raw milk and raw milk products which are not so eligible.

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