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

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Fresh meat etc. derived from susceptible animals originating in a surveillance zone

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28.—(1) This paragraph applies to fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations derived from susceptible animals originating in a surveillance zone.

(2) No person shall sell or consign for sale meat to which this paragraph applies or move such meat out of a surveillance zone unless–

(a)it falls within sub paragraph (3); or

(b)it is meat (excluding heads, viscera and offal) which complies with sub paragraph (4) or sub paragraph (5) or sub paragraph (6); or

(c)it falls within sub paragraph (7).

(3) Meat falls within this sub paragraph if it satisfies the following requirements–

(a)it was produced more than 21 days before the earliest infection date within the associated protection zone;

(b)after production, it was at all times stored and transported separately from products to which this paragraph applies produced on or after that date; and

(c)it was health marked or identification marked and that mark was overstamped.

(4) Meat complies with this sub paragraph if it is from ruminants and has been deboned such that it falls within paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 and from a carcase which has been matured such that it falls within paragraph 12 of Schedule 5.

(5) Meat complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)the animals from which it was produced were on the same premises for at least 21 days before slaughter and were identified so as to allow the tracing of those premises; and

(b)the meat has been clearly identified and detained under the supervision of the Scottish Ministers for at least 7 days and until any suspicion of infection on the premises of origin has been ruled out.

(6) Meat complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)the animals passed the 21 days before slaughter on the same premises during which no susceptible animal was introduced onto those premises;

(b)samples taken within 48 hours before loading have been tested with negative result in an assay for the detection of antibodies against the disease virus; and

(c)the meat has been detained under the control of the Scottish Ministers for 2 hours and released only after a repeat inspection of the animals in the premises of origin has ruled out on clinical inspection the presence of infected animals or animals suspected of being infected.

(7) Meat falls within this sub paragraph if–

(a)it is trimmed offal;

(b)it was health marked or identification marked and that mark was overstamped; and

(c)it was subsequently treated so that it falls within paragraph 1 of Schedule 5.

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