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

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Export of fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations and sale of meat not eligible for export

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4.—(1) No person shall export 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 outside of the restricted area for at least 90 days prior to slaughter and slaughtered outside the restricted area, 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 from the restricted area not eligible for export; 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 obtained from a cutting plant situated in the restricted area if–

(a)only fresh meat as described in paragraph (2) is processed in the cutting plant in any one day;

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

(c)all meat bears the health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Section I to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004;

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

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

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

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

(5) Meat not eligible for export to another member State must be marked in accordance with—

(a)the second paragraph of Article 4(1) of Directive 2002/99; or

(b)Commission Decision 2001/304/EC on the marking and use of certain animal products(1).

(6) In this regulation, the reference to “meat” includes fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations as defined in points 1.10, 1.13, 1.14 and 1.15 of Annex 1 to Regulation 853/2004.

(1)

O.J. No. L 104, 13.4.2001, p.6.

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