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The Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances Etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1994

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14.  In Section 6.9 (the treatment and processing of animal or vegetable matter)—

(a)at the end of the definition of “exempt process” (but before the word “and”)(1) there shall be added the following—

(iv)any process carried on in connection with the operation of a knacker’s yard, as defined in article 3(1) of the Animal By-Products Order 1992(2);

(v)any process for the manufacture of soap not falling within a description in Part A of Section 4.2 of this Schedule;

(vi)the storage of vegetable matter otherwise than as part of any prescribed process;

(vii)the cleaning of shellfish shells;

(viii)the manufacture of starch;

(ix)the processing of animal or vegetable matter at premises for feeding a recognised pack of hounds registered under article 10 of the Animal By-Products Order 1992;

(x)the salting of hides or skins, unless related to any other prescribed process;

(xi)any process for composting animal or vegetable matter or a combination of both, except where that process is carried on for the purposes of cultivating mushrooms;

(xii)any process for cleaning, and any related process for drying or dressing, seeds, bulbs, corms or tubers;

(xiii)the drying of grain or pulses;

(xiv)any process for the production of cotton yarn from raw cotton or for the conversion of cotton yarn into cloth;;

(b)after the definition of “exempt process” there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “food” includes drink, articles and substances of no nutritional value which are used for human consumption, and articles and substances used as ingredients in the preparation of food;.


The definition of “exempt process” was amended by S.I. 1993/1749, regulation 2(2).


S.I. 1992/3303.

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