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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Bovine animals in a slaughterhouse

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8.—(1) When a bovine animal is slaughtered in a slaughterhouse or the carcase of a bovine animal is transported to a slaughterhouse following emergency slaughter elsewhere, the occupier of the slaughterhouse must remove all specified risk material (other than those parts of the vertebral column that are specified risk material and specified risk material contained in or attached to offal) as soon as is reasonably practicable after slaughter and in any event before post-mortem inspection.

(2) The occupier must—

(a)as soon as reasonably practicable after post mortem inspection, consign any offal that has been removed from the carcase and that contains or is attached to specified risk material to an appropriate area of the slaughterhouse; and

(b)as soon as reasonably practicable after the offal is consigned there and in any event before the offal is removed from the slaughterhouse, remove the specified risk material.

(3) The occupier must as soon as is reasonably practicable after slaughter consign any meat containing those parts of the vertebral column that are specified risk material to—

(a)a cutting plant authorised under paragraph 13(1)(a);

(b)a cutting plant located in another part of the United Kingdom and authorised under the corresponding provision applicable in that part; or

(c)another Member State in accordance with point 10.2 of Annex V to the EU TSE Regulation (rules on trade and export).

(4) The occupier must identify meat containing vertebral column that is not specified risk material in accordance with point 11.3(a) of Annex V (controls) to the EU TSE Regulation and provide information in accordance with point 11.3(b) of that Annex.

(5) No person may include a blue stripe in the label referred to in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000(1) of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 820/97(2), except in accordance with point 11.3(a) of Annex V to the EU TSE Regulation.

(6) Failure to comply with this paragraph is an offence.

(1)

O.J. No. L 204, 11.8.2000, p.1, last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1791/2006 (O.J. No. L 363, 20.12.2006, p.1).

(2)

O.J. No. L 117, 7.5.1997, p.1.

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