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

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14.—(1) No person shall export meat products of an animal coming from the restricted area, or prepared using meat obtained from an animal originating in that area.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to meat products that have been transported and stored since the date of production separately from other meat products not eligible for export, provided that the first mentioned meat products–

(a)are clearly identified;

(b)bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Annex I to Regulation 854/2004; and

(c)are–

(i)made from meat described in regulation 10(2); or

(ii)products that have undergone at least one of the relevant treatments laid down for foot-and-mouth disease in Part 1 of Annex III to Directive 2002/99.

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

  • Meat products (including treated stomachs, bladders and intestines) conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9th August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(4) Paragraph (3) does not apply to meat products which–

(a)comply with paragraph (2);

(b)have been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure that ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded; and

(c)are on export accompanied by a commercial document endorsed in accordance with regulation 4, which states that the product has been treated in accordance with sub paragraph (2)(c)(ii).

(5) Paragraph (3) does not apply to meat products treated in accordance with paragraph (2)(c)(ii) and stored in hermetically sealed containers in such manner as to ensure that they are shelf stable, if the treatment applied is stated in the commercial document accompanying the dispatch of such products.

(6) In this regulation, references to meat products includes treated stomachs, bladders and intestines.

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