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

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2.  The owner of the meat and the occupier of the cold store shall secure arrangements for supervision of meat during movement into the store and during storage as follows –

(a)unwrapped meat, meat wrapped in stockinette and all Intervention meat owned by the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce shall be supervised during movement into the store and during storage by an official veterinary surgeon or inspector; however, for privately-owned, packed and wrapped meat supervision during movement into the store and during storage may be waived at the owner’s discretion;

(b)for all meat there shall be maintained at the store adequate records including the accompanying veterinary health certificate in the form prescribed in the Annex to Schedule 14, and thermographs (identified and validated) to record the time and date when the meat was taken into store, its location in the store and the storage conditions; these records shall be made available on request to an official veterinary surgeon or inspector and shall be sufficient to provide the information necessary to enable the official veterinary surgeon to issue the health certificate provided for in Schedule 14.

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