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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Slaughter and Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Fresh meat etc. derived from unvaccinated susceptible animals slaughtered in a vaccination zone during phase 3

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9.—(1) This paragraph applies to fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations derived from unvaccinated susceptible animals slaughtered in a vaccination zone during phase 3.

(2) No person shall sell or consign for sale meat to which this paragraph applies unless–

(a)either–

(i)all susceptible animals on all reactor premises in the vaccination zone have been slaughtered; or

(ii)the animals from which the meat was derived were transported to the slaughterhouse in compliance with sub paragraph (3) or sub-paragraph (4); and

(b)it was produced in an establishment which complies with sub-paragraph (5).

(3) Transport complies with this sub-paragraph if it satisfies the following requirements–

(a)the animals do not come into contact with any other susceptible animals during transport or in the slaughterhouse; and

(b)the animals are accompanied during transport by a copy of the notice classifying their premises of origin under regulation 28(1)(b), certified as a true copy by an inspector.

(4) Transport complies with this sub-paragraph if the animals transported have either–

(a)all been tested by a veterinary inspector for antibodies against the disease after the end of its incubation period with negative results; or

(b)been subjected by a veterinary inspector to a serological survey at that time pursuant to a sampling protocol suitable to detect 5% prevalence with at least 95% level of confidence with negative results.

(5) An establishment complies with this paragraph if it–

(a)is authorised by a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers imposing such conditions as they consider necessary to impose strict veterinary control of the establishment;

(b)processes only meat falling within sub-paragraph (6); and

(c)at all times during the production process stores, identifies and transports animal products eligible for sale to the final consumer or user separately from those which are not, and in accordance with the directions of the Scottish Ministers.

(6) Meat falls within this sub-paragraph if–

(a)it–

(i)has been deboned and matured so that it falls within paragraphs 11 and 12 of Schedule 5 to the Order;

(ii)is derived from animals which were transported to the establishment under the authority of a licence granted under paragraph 3; or

(iii)is derived from animals which were reared and slaughtered outside a vaccination zone; and

(b)it is health marked or identification marked.

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