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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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TSE sampling of sheep, goats and deer

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14.—(1) In relation to any sheep or goat selected for sampling, the occupier of a slaughterhouse, hide market or tannery must—

(a)for the purposes of point 7.3 of Part II of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation (measures following testing of ovine and caprine animals), retain the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) pending receipt of the test result (except to the extent that point 7.3 permits direct disposal of animal by-products pending receipt of a negative rapid test result); and

(b)in the event of a positive result, immediately dispose of the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) in accordance with point 7.4 of that Part.

(2) Where—

(a)a sheep, goat or deer has died, or has been killed, other than for human consumption; and

(b)either—

(i)the death or killing occurred at premises approved, or required to be approved, under the Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003(1); or

(ii)the carcase of the sheep, goat or deer has been taken to those premises,

the occupier of the premises must comply with any direction given by the Scottish Ministers requiring the carcase to be sampled at the premises.

(3) In relation to any deer selected for monitoring for TSE in accordance with Part III of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation (monitoring in other animal species), the occupier of a slaughterhouse, hide market or tannery must—

(a)retain the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) pending receipt of the test result; and

(b)in the event of a positive result, immediately dispose of the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) in accordance with point 7.4 of Part II of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation.

(4) Failure to comply with sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3) is an offence.

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S.S.I. 2003/411, amended by S.S.I. 2006/3 and 530, 2007/1 and 2009/7.

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