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The Food (Meat Inspection) (Scotland) Regulations 1988

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Regulation 6(1)

SCHEDULE 4HEALTH MARKING

1.  The health mark referred to in regulation 6 shall be applied by or under the supervision and responsibility of the inspector. The health mark shall identify the local authority and, if required by the local authority, the inspector by whom the inspection was carried out or the slaughterhouse where the inspection was carried out.

2.  The health mark shall consist of a thistle shaped mark and shall be of the following dimensions—

(a)overall length 55mm;

(b)diameter of the base circle 30mm;

(c)within the upper part of the base circle the appropriate letters 8mm high identifying the local authority;

(d)if required, within the lower part of the base circle the number 10mm high identifying the inspector or slaughterhouse.

3.  The colouring matter used to apply the mark shall be Chocolate Brown HT. (Colour Index No. 20285-Systematic Name or Description di Sodium 4,4'-(2,4-dihydroxy-5-hydroxymethyl-1,3-phenylenebisazo) di (naphthalene-1-sulphonate)).

4.—(a) In the case of a horse or bovine animal other than a calf, the mark shall be impressed on each quarter of the carcase;

(b)in the case of any other animal, the mark shall be impressed on each side of the carcase.

5.  The following letters shall be used to identify the local authority:—

  • AA The City of Aberdeen District Council

  • AB The Angus District Council

  • AC The Annandale & Eskdale District Council

  • AD The Argyll & Bute District Council

  • BA The Badenoch & Strathspey District Council

  • BB The Banff & Buchan District Council

  • BC The Bearsden & Milngavie District Council

  • BD The Berwickshire District Council

  • CA The Caithness District Council

  • CB The Clackmannan District Council

  • CC The Clydebank District Council

  • CD The Clydesdale District Council

  • CE The Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District Council

  • CF The Cumnock & Doon Valley District Council

  • CG The Cunninghame District Council

  • DA The Dumbarton District Council

  • DB The City of Dundee District Council

  • DC The Dunfermline District Council

  • EA The East Kilbride District Council

  • EB The East Lothian District Council

  • EC The Eastwood District Council

  • ED The City of Edinburgh District Council

  • EE The Ettrick & Lauderdale District Council

  • FA The Falkirk District Council

  • GA The City of Glasgow District Council

  • GB The Gordon District Council

  • HA The Hamilton District Council

  • IA The Inverclyde District Council

  • IB The Inverness District Council

  • KA The Kilmarnock & Loudoun District Council

  • KB The Kincardine & Deeside District Council

  • KC The Kirkcaldy District Council

  • KD The Kyle and Carrick District Council

  • LA The Lochaber District Council

  • MA The Midlothian District Council

  • MB The Monklands District Council

  • MC The Moray District Council

  • MD The Motherwell District Council

  • NA The Nairn District Council

  • NB The Nithsdale District Council

  • NC The North East Fife District Council

  • OA The Orkney Islands Council

  • PA The Perth & Kinross District Council

  • RA The Renfrew District Council

  • RB The Ross & Cromarty District Council

  • RC The Roxburgh District Council

  • SA The Shetland Islands Council

  • SB The Stewartry District Council

  • SC The Stirling District Council

  • SD The Strathkelvin District Council

  • SE The Sutherland District Council

  • SF The Skye and Lochalsh District Council

  • TA The Tweeddale District Council

  • WA The Western Isles Islands Council

  • WB The West Lothian District Council

  • WD The Wigtown District Council.

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