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The Beef and Veal Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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4.—(1) Any person who fails to comply with any of the following is guilty of an offence—

(a)the following provisions of Regulation 1760/2000—

(i)Article 11 (requirement to label);

(ii)Article 13(1) (compulsory labelling: general rules);

(iii)Article 13(2) (compulsory labelling: indications on the label);

(iv)Article 13(5) (compulsory labelling: additional information on the label);

(v)Article 14 (derogations from the compulsory labelling system);

(vi)Article 15 (compulsory labelling of beef from third countries);

(vii)Article 16(4) (voluntary labelling); and

(viii)Article 17(1) (voluntary labelling of beef from third countries);

(b)the following provisions of Commission Regulation 1825/2000—

(i)Article 1 (traceability);

(ii)Article 2 (labelling where information is not available);

(iii)Article 4 (size and composition of a group);

(iv)Article 5(2) (minced beef);

(v)Article 5a (trimmings)(1);

(vi)Article 5b (pre-packaged cut meat);

(vii)Article 5c (non-pre-packaged cut meat);

(viii)Article 6(3) (beef in small retail packages);

(ix)Article 7(1) (checks); and

(x)Article 7(4) (Provision of information to the competent authority);

(c)the following provisions of Council Regulation 1234/2007—

(i)Article 113b (marketing of the meat of bovine animals aged 12 months or less);

(ii)paragraph II of Annex XIa (classification of bovine animals aged 12 months or less at the slaughterhouse);

(iii)paragraph III of Annex XIa (sales descriptions);

(iv)paragraph IV of Annex XIa (compulsory information on the label);

(v)paragraph V of Annex XIa (optional information on the label);

(vi)paragraph VI of Annex XIa (recording);

(vii)paragraph VIII(1) of Annex XIa (marketing of meat imported from third countries); and

(viii)paragraph VIII(2) of Annex XIa (operators from third countries); and

(d)the following provisions of Commission Regulation 566/2008—

(i)Article 4(1) (compulsory information on the label);

(ii)Article 4(2) (indications of age);

(iii)Article 5 (recording of information); and

(iv)Article 6(6) (official checks).

(2) For the purposes of paragraph IV(2) of Annex XIa to Council Regulation 1234/2007, the required information must be clearly displayed near the meat so as to allow the final consumer to identify it easily and must be clearly legible.

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Articles 5a, 5b and 5c were inserted into Commission Regulation 1825/2000 by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 275/2007 (O.J. L 76, 16.3.2007, p.12).

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