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The Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries (Scotland) Order 2007

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PART 1Introductory provisions

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries (Scotland) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 21st March 2007.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order–

“approved laboratory” means a laboratory approved by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of this Order;

“breeding flock” (except as provided for in article 5) means a flock kept for the production of eggs intended for incubation;

“building” includes a shed and any part of a building that has its own ventilation system and is separated from other parts of the building by a solid partition;

“chick” means a bird less than 72 hours old that has not been fed;

“Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1003/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1003/2005 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 as regards a Community target for the reduction of the prevalence of certain salmonella serotypes in breeding flocks of Gallus gallus and amending Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003(1);

“Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2006 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards requirements for the use of specific control methods in the framework of the national programmes for the control of salmonella in poultry(2);

“flock” (except as provided for in article 5) means all poultry of the same health status kept on the same premises or in the same enclosure and constituting a single epidemiological unit; in the case of housed poultry, this includes all birds sharing the same airspace;

“hatchery” means any premises, with a total incubator capacity of not less than 1000 eggs, on which the eggs of poultry are incubated or hatched and from which chicks are sold or supplied;

“layer breeder” means poultry kept for the production of eggs intended for the incubation and hatching of chicks–

(a)

that will be grown to produce eggs for human consumption, or

(b)

whose progeny will be grown to produce eggs for human consumption;

“meat breeder” means poultry kept for the production of eggs intended for the incubation and hatching of chicks–

(a)

that will be grown to produce meat for human consumption, or

(b)

whose progeny will be grown to produce meat for human consumption;

“occupier” (except as provided for in article 5) means, in relation to any hatchery or holding, the person in charge of the hatchery or holding; and

“poultry” means domestic fowls, turkeys, geese or ducks.

(2) Any reference in this Order 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(3), which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(1)

O.J. No. L 170, 1.7.2005, p.12; amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1168/2006 (O.J. L 211, 1.8.2006, p.4).

(2)

O.J. No. L 212, 2.8.2006, p.3.

(3)

2000 c. 7; amended by paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

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