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

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10.—(1) No person export dispatch an animal product of a bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species or other biungulate not otherwise mentioned in these Regulations–

(a)produced after 15th July 2007 in the restricted area; or

(b)obtained from animals originating in the restricted area.

(2) No person shall dispatch from the restricted area any dung or manure from an animal of a bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species or other biungulate.

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

(a)an animal products which has been subjected to heat treatment in–

(i)a hermetically sealed container with a Fo value of 3.00 or more;

(ii)which the centre temperature of the product is raised to at least 70oC; or

(iii)were produced outside the restricted area in accordance with the conditions laid down in Regulation 1774/2002, and which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from animal products not eligible for export;

(b)blood and blood products as defined in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Annex I to Regulation 1774/2002 which have been subjected to–

(i)one of the treatments provided for in paragraph 3(a)(ii) of Part A of Chapter IV of Annex VIII to that Regulation, followed by an effectiveness check; and

(ii)that have been imported in accordance with Part A of Chapter IV of Annex VIII to Regulation 1774/2002;

(c)lard and rendered fats which have been subjected to the heat treatment prescribed in point 2(d)(iv) of Part B of Chapter IV of Annex VII to Regulation 1774/2002;

(d)animal casings that comply with the conditions in Part A of Chapter 2 of Annex I to Directive 92/118/EC laying down animal health and public requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of certain products (1), and which are cleaned and scraped and then–

(i)salted, bleached or dried; and

(ii)effective steps taken to prevent recontamination of the casings;

(e)sheep wool, ruminant hair and pig bristles which have undergone factory washing or have been obtained from tanning, and unprocessed sheep wool, ruminant hair and pig bristles which are securely enclosed in packaging and in a dry state;

(f)pet food conforming to the requirements of paragraphs 2 to 4 of Part B of Chapter II of Annex VIII to Regulation 1774/2002;

(g)composite products containing products of animal origin not subjected to further treatment provided that the treatment was not necessary for finished products the ingredients of which comply with the respective animal health conditions laid down in these Regulations;

(h)game trophies in accordance with paragraphs 1, 3 or 4 of Part A of Chapter VII of Annex VIII to Regulation 1774/2002;

(i)any packed product intended for use as an in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagent; or

(j)medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community Code relating to medicinal products for human use(2), veterinary medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community Code relating to veterinary medicinal products (3) and investigational medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use (4).

(4) A product specified in paragraph (3) exported to another member State must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the following words:–

  • Animal products conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(5) Paragraph (4) does not apply to a product specified in sub-paragraphs (b), (c) or (d) of paragraph (3) accompanied by a commercial document endorsed in accordance with regulation 13 of these Regulations.

(6) Paragraph (4) does not apply to a product specified in sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph (3) accompanied by a commercial document stating that the product–

(a)has undergone factory washing or have been obtained from tanning; or

(b)complies with the conditions laid down in paragraphs 1 and 4 of Chapter VIII of Annex VIII to Regulation 1774/2002.

(7) Paragraph (4) does not apply to a product specified in sub-paragraph (f) and (g) of paragraph (3) produced in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that pre-processed ingredients comply with the requirements of these Regulations accompanied by a commercial document endorsed in accordance with regulation 12.

(8) Paragraph (4) does not apply to a product specified in sub-paragraph (i) and (j) of paragraph (3) accompanied by a commercial document stating that the product is for use as in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagent or is a medicinal product, provided that the product is clearly labelled “for in-vitro diagnostic use only” or “for laboratory use only” or “medicinal product”.

(9) Paragraph (4) does not apply to composite products that fulfil the conditions set out in Article 6(1) of Commission Decision 2007/275/EC concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts(5), if they are accompanied by a commercial document which bears the following words:

  • These composite products are shelf stable at ambient temperatures or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance so that any raw material is de-natured.

(1)

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

(2)

O.J. No. L 311, 28.11.2001, p.67.

(3)

O.J. No. L 311, 28.11.2001, p.1.

(4)

O.J. No. L 121, 1.5.2001, p.34.

(5)

O.J. No. L 116, 4.5.2007, p.9.

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