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

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Collection, transport and processing of milk and milk products produced in a protection zone

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25.—(1) No person shall collect and transport milk produced on premises keeping susceptible animals in a protection zone out of that protection zone or process any such milk unless such transport complies with sub paragraph (2) and is carried out in a vehicle which complies with sub paragraph (3).

(2) Transport complies with this sub paragraph if it is–

(a)transport of samples of raw milk–

(i)to a laboratory authorised in respect of disease under article 4 of the Specified Animal Pathogens Order 1998; or

(ii)to another laboratory under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector; or

(b)transport to premises other than a laboratory under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector.

(3) A vehicle complies with this sub paragraph if it–

(a)has been authorised to operate within the part of Scotland in which the journey is to take place by a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers; and

(b)has been marked so as to identify the geographical area in which it is authorised to operate in accordance with the directions of the Scottish Ministers.

(4) A licence granted under sub paragraph (2)(b) shall specify the route to be taken and shall include a condition prohibiting the vehicle from entering any premises in the zone keeping susceptible animals for purposes other than to load milk.

(5) Any person transporting milk under the authority of a licence granted under sub paragraph 2(b) shall ensure that–

(a)the vehicle used is constructed and maintained so that there is no leakage of milk during transport and is equipped to avoid aerosol dispersion during loading and unloading;

(b)before every loading, the vehicle is cleansed and disinfected in accordance with the directions of an inspector; and

(c)after every loading and before leaving the premises, the connection pipes, tyres, wheel cases and lower parts of the vehicle, and any spillage of milk, are cleansed and disinfected in accordance with the directions of an inspector.

(6) No person shall process milk transported to a laboratory under this paragraph except under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector.

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