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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Blood products and blood meal

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12.—(1) Any person who produces–

(a)blood products, or feedingstuffs containing blood products, intended for feeding to non-ruminant farmed animals; or

(b)blood meal, or feedingstuffs containing blood meal, intended for feeding to fish,

shall ensure that the blood comes from a slaughterhouse that is registered with the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of point D(a) of Part II of Annex IV to the Community TSE Regulation and that either–

(i)is not used to slaughter ruminants; or

(ii)has in place a control system in accordance with the second paragraph of point D(a) of that Part to ensure that ruminant blood is kept separate from non ruminant blood, and has been authorised for the purpose by the Scottish Ministers.

(2) The occupier of the slaughterhouse shall consign the blood in accordance with point D(a) of Part II of Annex IV to the Community TSE Regulation, and any transporter shall transport it in accordance with that point.

(3) Any person producing blood products or blood meal shall do so in accordance with either the first or the second paragraph of point D(b) of that Part.

(4) Any person producing feedingstuffs containing blood products or blood meal shall do so–

(a)in accordance with point D(c) of that Part, in an establishment authorised by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of that point;

(b)in accordance with point D(c)(i) of that Part, for home compounders registered by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of that point; or

(c)in accordance with point D(c)(ii) of that Part, in an establishment authorised by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of that point.

(5) Any person packaging the feedingstuffs shall label them in accordance with point D(d) of that Part, and any documentation accompanying the feedingstuffs shall be in accordance with that point.

(6) Any person transporting the feedingstuffs in bulk shall do so in accordance with the first sentence of point D(e) of that Part.

(7) Any person using a vehicle previously used to transport such feedingstuffs to transport feedingstuffs for ruminants shall comply with the second sentence of point D(e) of that Part.

(8) The occupier of any farm where ruminants are kept shall comply with the first paragraph of point D(f) of that Part unless the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that the provisions of the second paragraph of that point are complied with and have registered the farm under that paragraph.

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