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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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16.—(1) The RMOP must describe the system that—

(a)enables bovine animals born or reared in the United Kingdom before 1st August 1996 to be identified and ensures that they are not slaughtered for human consumption;

(b)enables bovine animals that, in accordance with point 2.1 of Part I of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation (monitoring in animals slaughtered for human consumption), require BSE testing, to be identified and ensures that they are sampled in accordance with this Schedule; and

(c)enables bovine animals that in accordance with point 2.2 of Part I of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation, require BSE testing at slaughter, to be identified and ensures that they are sampled in accordance with this Schedule.

(2) The requirements of sub‑paragraph (1)(b) and (c) apply only in relation to bovine animals born or reared in the United Kingdom on or after 1st August 1996.

(3) The RMOP must also describe the system that ensures that animals to which sub‑paragraph (1)(b) and (c) applies are—

(a)batched together before slaughter separately from those not referred to in sub‑paragraph (1)(b) and (c); and

(b)slaughtered in batches separately from those not referred to in sub‑paragraph (1)(b) and (c).

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, a bovine animal is deemed to have been born or reared in the United Kingdom before 1st August 1996 unless its cattle passport shows either that—

(a)it was born in the United Kingdom on or after 1st August 1996; or

(b)it first entered the United Kingdom on or after 1st August 1996.

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