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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“approved research premises” means premises approved for research purposes by the Secretary of State;

“bovine animal” includes bison and buffalo (including water buffalo);

BSE” means bovine spongiform encephalopathy;

“bulk” means not enclosed or wrapped in packaging;

“cattle passport” has the same meaning as in the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998(1);

Community TSE Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies(2), as amended by, and as read with, the instruments set out in Schedule 1;

“inspector” (except as provided for in Schedule 6) means–

(a)

a person appointed as such for the purposes of these Regulations by the Scottish Ministers, and includes a veterinary inspector; or

(b)

a person appointed as such for the purposes of these Regulations by a local authority in relation to its enforcement responsibilities under these Regulations;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994(3);

“slaughterhouse” and (except in Schedule 6, paragraph 10(2)(c)) “cutting plant” mean premises–

(a)

approved or conditionally approved as such by the Food Standards Agency under Article 31(2) of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules(4); or

(b)

operating as such under Article 4(5) of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin(5) pending such approval;

“suspect animal” means an animal suspected of having a TSE;

“TSE” means transmissible spongiform encephalopathy;

“TSE susceptible” means capable of having a TSE; and

“veterinary inspector” means a veterinary surgeon appointed by the Scottish Ministers as an inspector.

(2) Expressions defined in the Community TSE Regulation and not defined in these Regulations shall have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have for the purposes of the Community TSE Regulation.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(6), which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(1)

S.I. 1998/87; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2006/1538.

(2)

O.J. No. L 147, 31.5.01, p.1.

(4)

O.J. No. L 165, 30.4.04, p.1. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 191, 28.5.04, p.1).

(5)

O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.04, p.55. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 226, 25.6.04, p.22).

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