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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

approved research premises” means premises approved for research purposes by the Scottish Ministers;

bovine animal” includes bison and buffalo (including water buffalo);

BSE” means bovine spongiform encephalopathy;

bulk” means not enclosed or wrapped in packaging;

cattle passport” has the same meaning as in the Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007 F1;

Commission Decision 2007/411/EC” means Commission Decision 2007/411/EC F2 prohibiting the placing on the market of products derived from bovine animals born or reared within the United Kingdom before 1st August 1996 for any purpose and exempting such animals from certain control and eradication measures laid down in Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 and repealing Decision 2005/598/EC;

“cutting plant” (except in Schedule 7, paragraph 9(3)(b)(iii)) has the meaning given to it in paragraph 1(17) of Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 F3, and is an establishment that is—

(a)

approved or conditionally approved as such by the [F4Food Standards Scotland] under Article 31(2) of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 F5; or

(b)

operating as such under Article 4(5) of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004, pending such approval;

EU TSE Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies F6, as read with—

(a)

Commission Decision 2007/411/EC;

(b)

Commission Decision 2007/453/EC establishing the BSE status of Member States or third countries or regions thereof according to their BSE risk F7; and

(c)

Commission Decision 2009/719/EC authorising certain Member States to revise their annual BSE monitoring programmes F8;

inspector” means an inspector appointed under regulation 12, and “veterinary inspector” means a veterinary surgeon appointed by the Scottish Ministers as an inspector;

local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 F9;

offal” has the meaning given to it in point 1.11 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 (definitions);

premises” includes—

(a)

domestic premises if they are being used for any purpose in connection with the EU TSE Regulation or these Regulations;

(b)

land and outbuildings;

(c)

a slaughterhouse;

(d)

a cutting plant;

(e)

a place that is, for the purposes of point 4.1(a) of Annex V to the EU TSE Regulation (removal of specified risk material), an other place of slaughter; and

(f)

any vehicle, container or structure (moveable or otherwise);

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Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin, as read with—

(a)

Directive 2004/41/EC F11 of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain directives concerning food hygiene and health conditions for the production and placing on the market of certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption and amending Council Directives 89/662/EEC and 92/118/EEC and Council Decision 95/408/EC;

(b)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1688/2005 F12 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards special guarantees concerning salmonella for consignments to Finland and Sweden of certain meat and eggs;

(c)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2074/2005 F13 laying down implementing measures for certain products under Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and for the organisation of official controls under Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, derogating from Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Regulations (EC) No. 853/2004 and (EC) No. 854/2004; and

(d)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2076/2005 F14 laying down transitional arrangements for the implementation of Regulations (EC) No. 853/2004, (EC) No. 854/2004 and (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Regulations (EC) No. 853/2004 and (EC) No. 854/2004;

Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 F15 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules, as read with—

(a)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2074/2005;

(b)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2076/2005; and

(c)

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 669/2009 F16;

[F17“Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009” means Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules concerning animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation);

“Regulation (EU) No 142/2011” means Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by‑products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempt from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive [F18as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 717/2013];]

slaughterhouse” has the meaning given to it in point 1.16 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 (definitions), and is an establishment that is—

(a)

approved or conditionally approved as such by the [F4Food Standards Scotland] under Article 31(2) of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 (registration/approval of feed and food business establishments); or

(b)

operating as such under Article 4(5) of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 (registration and approval of establishments) pending such approval;

suspect animal” means an animal suspected of having a TSE;

TSE” means transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; and

TSE susceptible” means capable of having a TSE.

(2) Expressions defined in the EU TSE Regulation and not defined in these Regulations have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have for the purposes of the EU TSE Regulation.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000 F19, which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(4) References in these Regulations to the EU instruments identified in Schedule 1 are references to those instruments as amended from time to time.

F2O.J. No. L 155, 15.6.2007, p.74.

F3O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.2004, p.55. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 226, 25.6.2004, p.22) which should be read with a further Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 204, 4.8.2007, p.26), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 219/2009 (O.J. No. L 87, 31.3.2009, p.109).

F5O.J. No. L 165, 30.4.2004, p.1. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 191, 28.5.2004, p.1), which should be read with a further Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 204, 4.8.2007, p.29). Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 was last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 (O.J. No. L 188, 18.7.2009, p.14).

F6O.J. No. L 147, 31.5.2001, p.1, last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 220/2009 (O.J. No. L 87, 31.3.2009, p.155).

F7O.J. No. L172, 30.6.2007, p.84, last amended by Commission Decision (EC) No. 830/2009 (O.J. No. L 295, 12.11.2009, p.11).

F8O.J. No. L 256, 29.9.2009, p.35, amended by Commission Decision 2010/66/EU (O.J. No. L 35, 6.2.2010, p.21).

F91994 c.39, amended by the Environment Act 1995 (c.25), section 120(1) and Schedule 22, paragraph 232(1).

F11O.J. No. L 157, 30.4.2004, p.33. The revised text of Directive 2004/41/EC is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 195, 2.6.2004, p.12).

F12O.J. No. L 271, 15.10.2005, p.17.

F13O.J. No. L 338, 22.12.2005, p.27, last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1250/2008 (O.J. No. L 337, 16.12.2008, p.31).

F14O.J. No. L 338, 22.12.2005, p.83, last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 146/2009 (O.J. No. L 50, 21.2.2009, p.3).

F15O.J. No. L 165, 30.4.2004, p.1. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 191, 28.5.2004, p.1), which should be read with a further Corrigendum (O.J. No. L 204, 4.8.2007, p.29). Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 was last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 (O.J. No. L 188, 18.7.2009, p.14).

F16O.J. No. L 194, 24.7.2009, p.11.

F192000 c.7, amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c.21), sections 406 and 411(2) and (3) and Schedule 17, paragraph 158.

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