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

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10.—(1) No person shall export meat from an animal 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;

(b)meat derived from animals reared for at least 90 days prior to slaughter (or since birth if less than 90 days of age) and slaughtered, or in the case of wild game killed, outside Great Britain;

(c)meat from a domestic ungulate or from farmed game that complies with regulation 11, and is derived from–

(i)a bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animal that was–

(aa)kept on a holding where there has been no outbreak of disease for at least the 90 days prior to slaughter (or since birth if less than 90 days of age);

(bb)kept on a holding complying with regulation 12 during the 21 days prior to transport to an approved slaughterhouse;

(cc)was transported to the slaughterhouse under the control of the Scottish Ministers in a means of transport that was cleansed and disinfected before loading at the holding;

(dd)was slaughtered less that 24 hours after arrival at the slaughterhouse; and

(ee)was slaughtered separately from any animal from which meat is not eligible for export; or

(ii)farmed game that was–

(aa)kept on a holding in an area specified in Schedule 3 where there has been no outbreak of disease for at least the 90 days prior to slaughter; and

(bb)kept on a holding complying with regulation 12 during the 21 days prior to slaughter; and

(cc)transported after slaughter at an approved holding to an approved slaughterhouse or approved cutting plant in a means of transport that was cleansed and disinfected before loading at the holding; and

(d)fresh meat obtained from an animal reared outside the restricted area and transported under the authority of a licence direct to an approved slaughterhouse, provided that–

(i)the animal has no contact with any holding in the restricted area;

(ii)the slaughterhouse is–

(aa)in a part of the restricted area other than Surrey; and

(bb)operated under strict veterinary control;

(iii)the animal is slaughtered immediately on arrival at the slaughterhouse;

(iv)the meat is clearly identified, and transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for export;

(e)fresh meat obtained from an approved cutting plant situated in the restricted area if–

(i)only fresh meat described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) is processed in the cutting plant in any one day;

(ii)cleansing and disinfection has been carried out after processing any meat not described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d);

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

(iv)the fresh meat is clearly identified, and has been transported and stored separately from meat that is not eligible for export.

(3) Any person slaughtering, or consigning to slaughter, an animal to produce meat for export must in respect of–

(a)a bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animal, make a written declaration to the Scottish Ministers that the conditions of sub-paragraphs (2)(c)(i) have been met, and ensure that the declaration accompanies the animal during the movement to the slaughterhouse; or

(b)farmed game, make a written declaration to the Scottish Ministers that the conditions of sub-paragraphs (2)(c)(ii) have been met.

(4) Meat intended for export to another member State must bear a health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Section I of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption(1).

(5) Meat intended for export to another member State must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the 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.

(1)

O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.2004, p.206 as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1791/2006 (O.J. No. L 363, 20.12.2006, p.1).

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