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The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No.4) Order 1993

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No.4) Order 1993 and shall come into force at 1800 hours on 10th June 1993.

(2) In this Order “scallops” means scallops of the class ofPecten Maximus, and Queen Scallops of the class ofChlamys Opercularis, “mussels” meansMytilus Edulisand “relevant time” means one minute past midnight on 10th June 1993.

Designated circumstances

2.  In the opinion of the Secretary of State, scallops and mussels in the area designated in article 3 below may be affected by the toxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in human beings and are likely to create a hazard to human health if they are consumed.

Designated area

3.  The area described in the Schedule to this Order is hereby designated for the purposes of Part I of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

Activity prohibited in the designated area

4.  No person shall fish for or take any scallops or mussels in the designated area.

Prohibited movement of scallops or mussels

5.  No person shall move any scallops or mussels out of the designated area.

Restrictions throughout the United Kingdom

6.  No person shall in the United Kingdom or in United Kingdom waters–

(a)use any scallops or mussels taken out of the designated area after the relevant time in the preparation or processing for supply of food and anything from which food could be derived,

(b)land any scallops or mussels which were taken from waters in the designated area after the relevant time,

(c)supply, or have in possession for supply, any scallops or mussels which were in the designated area after the relevant time,

(d)supply, or have in possession for supply, any food or anything from which food could be derived in the preparation or processing of which anything was used in contravention of paragraph (a) of this article,

(e)feed to any creature a feeding stuff in the preparation or processing of which anything was used in contravention of paragraph (a) of this article.

I W Gordon

Assistant Secretary, Scottish Office

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

10th June 1993

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