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The Fresh Meat Export (Hygiene and Inspection) (Scotland) Regulations 1987

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PART IIpacking

1.  The occupier shall ensure that any material used for packing meat is strong enough to protect the meat during the course of handling and transport and does not cause a deterioration in the organoleptic characteristics of the meat or transmit to it any substance harmful to human health.

2.  The occupier shall ensure that any material used for packing meat is not re-used for this purpose unless it is made of a non-corrodible and impervious substance which is easy to clean and has been cleaned and disinfected prior to re-use for packing meat.

3.  The occupier shall ensure that –

(a)every package bears the health mark either on the package itself or on a label affixed to wrapping material which fulfills the requirements of paragraph 6 of part I of this Schedule;

(b)such label is serially numbered; and

(c)such label is affixed in such a way that it is torn when the package is opened.

4.  The occupier shall ensure that packages contain meat of only one animal species.

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