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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Dispatch of fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations

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6.—(1) No person shall dispatch any meat of an animal of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulate coming from the restricted area or obtained from animals originating in that area.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to–

(a)meat obtained before 15th July 2007; or

(b)meat derived from animals reared and slaughtered, or in the case of meat obtained from wild game species susceptible to foot-and mouth disease killed, outside the restricted area,

provided that the meat–

(i)is clearly identified;

(ii)has since the date of production been transported and stored separately from meat which is not destined for dispatch; and

(iii)bears the health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Annex I to Regulation 854/2004.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to fresh meat–

(a)obtained from an animal reared outside the restricted area and transported to a slaughterhouse situated in the restricted area, provided that the meat is only placed on the market in the restricted area, and conforms to the following conditions–

(i)the meat must bear a health mark in accordance with–

(aa)Article 4(1), second paragraph, of Directive 2002/99/EC;

(bb)Commission Decision 2001/304/EC on marking and use of certain animal products(1);

(ii)the slaughterhouse is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(iii)the meat is clearly identified, and transported and stored separately from meat which is eligible for dispatch outside the United Kingdom.

(b)obtained from cutting plants situated in the restricted area provided that–

(i)only fresh meat as described in paragraph (2) may be processed in a cutting plant, in any one day;

(ii)cleansing and disinfection is carried out after processing any meat not meeting the requirement in sub-paragraph (b)(i) of this paragraph;

(iii)the plant is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(iv)the fresh meat is clearly identified, transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for dispatch.

(4) An animal referred to in paragraph (3)(a) shall be transported–

(a)under the control of the Scottish Ministers;

(b)directly to a slaughterhouse in a sealed means of transport;

(c)for immediate slaughter.

(5) Meat consigned to another member State must be accompanied by a certificate from an official veterinarian which bears the following words–

  • Meat conforming to Commission Decision 2007/552/EC of 6th August 2007 concerning interim protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(6) In this regulation, the reference to “meat” includes fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations as defined in paragraph 1 of Annex 1 to Regulation 853/2004.

(1)

O.J. No. L 62, 15.3.1993, p.49.

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