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12.—(1) Subject, where appropriate, to paragraphs (3) and (4) below, no person shall consign, or sell for consignment, to a relevant EEA State wild game meat for human consumption unless—
(a)it has been obtained from licensed premises which are supervised in accordance with regulation 6 or from a cold store or re-wrapping centre;
(b)it comes from wild game which—
(i)has been killed by hunting;
(iii)immediately after killing has been prepared in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 and transported to licensed premises under satisfactory hygiene conditions within a reasonable time and at such temperatures that the inspections required by Schedule 4 can be carried out; and
(iv)has been handled under hygienic conditions in accordance with Schedules 3 and 6;
(c)it comes from the body of a wild game animal which has been subjected to a post-mortem health inspection in accordance with Schedule 4 and approved as fit for human consumption in accordance with Part I of Schedule 5;
(d)in the case of small wild game, a representative sample of such killed game from the same source or batch (as described in paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 3) has undergone an inspection in accordance with Schedule 4;
(e)it has been given a health mark in accordance with Schedule 7 and, where appropriate, Schedule 13;
(f)it is accompanied during transportation from licensed premises, from a cold store or from a re-wrapping centre, by a commercial document or by a veterinary health certificate in accordance with regulation 13 below;
(g)it has been stored after the post-mortem health inspection in licensed premises under hygienic conditions in accordance with paragraph 2(g) of Schedule 3 or in a cold store or re-wrapping centre under conditions equivalent to those set out in that provision;
(h)if it is wrapped or packaged, it has been wrapped or packaged under hygienic conditions in accordance with Schedule 8; and
(i)where it is being or has been transported to licensed premises or to a cold store or re-wrapping centre, it is being or has been transported under hygienic conditions in accordance with Schedule 9.
(2) Subject where appropriate to paragraphs (3) and (4) below, no person shall consign, or sell for consignment, to a relevant EEA State for human consumption—
(a)wild game meat which has been condemned as unfit for human consumption in accordance with Part II of Schedule 5;
(b)wild game meat which has been treated with ionising or ultra-violet radiation;
(c)wild game meat which has been treated with colourings other than those used for health marking;
(d)wild game meat obtained from animals which have ingested substances which are likely to make the meat dangerous or harmful to human health;
(e)offal of large wild game declared fit for human consumption unless it has undergone appropriate treatment in accordance with Council Directive 77/99/EEC(4), as amended and updated by Council Directive 92/5/EEC(5);
(f)unskinned or unplucked and uneviscerated small wild game which has been frozen or which has not been handled and stored separately from fresh meat and skinned or plucked wild game meat; or
(g)unskinned large wild game unless—
(i)it meets the requirements of paragraph (1)(b)(i) and (ii) above;
(ii)it has undergone a visual inspection by an inspector;
(iii)such viscera as originally accompanied the game to the premises have undergone post-mortem inspection in a licensed premises;
(iv)it is accompanied by the veterinary health certificate set out in Schedule 10;
(v)it has been cooled to a temperature of between—
(aa)-1°C and +7°C and kept at that temperature during transportation to a wild game processing facility, which transportation must have taken place within 7 days of the post-mortem inspection referred to in (iii) above; or
(bb)-1°C and +1°C and kept at that temperature during transportation to a wild game processing facility, which transportation must have taken place within 15 days of the post-mortem inspection referred to in (iii) above.
(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall not apply to killed wild game or parts thereof carried by travellers in their private vehicle and intended for their personal consumption, or wild game meat sent as small packages to private persons, provided that in either case only 10 small wild game or a single large wild game animal is involved and that the meat does not come from a country or part of a country from which such trade is prohibited.
(4) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to wild game meat imported from a relevant EEA State or third countries, save that wild game meat so imported shall be handled in accordance with these Regulations.
O.J. No. L 302, 31.12.72, p.24.
O.J. No. L268, 24.9.91, p.35.
O.J. No. L268, 24.9.91, p.41.
O.J. No. L26, 31.1.77, p.85.
O.J. No. L57, 2.3.92, p.1.