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The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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PART 1Interpretation

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1.  In this Schedule—

“chicken” means a conventionally reared meat chicken;

“cumulative daily mortality rate” means the sum of daily mortality rates;

“daily mortality rate” means the number of chickens which have died in a house on the same day including those that have been culled either because of disease or because of other reasons, divided by the number of chickens present in the house on that day, multiplied by 100;

“food business operator” has the same meaning as it has in Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(1);

“holding” means a production site on which chickens are kept;

“house” means a building on a holding where a flock of chickens is kept;

“keeper” means any person responsible for or in charge of chickens in terms of contract or by law whether on a permanent or temporary basis;

“litter” means any material which is dry and friable on the surface and enables the chickens to satisfy their ethological needs;

“official veterinarian” has the same meaning as it has in Regulation 854/2004;

“Regulation 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(2);

“Regulation 854/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption(3);

“stocking density” means the total live weight of chickens which are present in a house at the same time per m2 of usable area;

“usable area” means a littered area accessible to the chickens at any time; and

“working day” means a day other than a Saturday or a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday in Scotland under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(4).

(1)

O.J. No. L 31, 1.2.2002, p.1, last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 (O.J. No. L 188, 18.7.2009, p.14).

(2)

O.J. No. L 226, 25.6.2004, p.22 (corrected version); last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 558/2010 (O.J. No. L 159, 25.6.2010, p.18).

(3)

O.J. No. L 226, 25.6.2004, p.83 (corrected version); last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 219/2009 (O.J. No. L 87, 31.3.2009, p.109).

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