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The Wild Game Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

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8.  (1)  Where it appears to an OVS that in respect of any licensed premises to which he is appointed—

(a)any of the requirements of these Regulations as to hygiene is being breached;

(b)adequate health inspection in accordance with these Regulations is being hampered; or

(c)the requirements of regulation 15(3) have not been complied with,

he may, by notice in writing given to the occupier of the premises—

(i)prohibit the use of any equipment or any part of the premises specified in the notice; or

(ii)require the rate of operation to be reduced to such an extent as is specified in the notice,

and the occupier shall comply with the notice.

(2) A person who is aggrieved by a decision of an OVS pursuant to paragraph (1) above may appeal to a magistrates' court or, in Scotland, to the sheriff in accordance with section 37(3) to (5) of the Act.

(3) A notice given under paragraph (1) above shall specify the breach of the Regulations that has occurred, the action needed in order to remedy it and the details specified in section 37(6) of the Act, and—

(a)such a notice shall be withdrawn by a further notice in writing given by an OVS, or by an inspector acting under the authority of an OVS, to the occupier of the premises as soon as an OVS or such inspector is satisfied that such action has been taken; and

(b)so long as such a notice is in effect, the licence in respect of the premises shall be treated as being altered by the addition of the requirements specified in the notice and the other provisions of the licence shall be subject to those requirements.

(4) An OVS, in relation to any premises to which he is appointed, or a veterinary officer, may subject any killed wild game or wild game meat in any licensed premises to such examinations (including the taking and analysis of samples) as he may reasonably consider to be necessary for the protection of public health; and an OVS, a veterinary officer or an inspector may, by notice in writing given to the occupier of any such premises, state that he requires to examine on the premises any killed wild game or wild game meat specified in the notice, and once such notice is received the occupier shall detain any such game or meat until such time as he is informed in writing by the OVS, veterinary officer or inspector (as the case may be) that the result of any such examination has been obtained.

(5) A veterinary officer may at any time give to an OVS such reasonable directions as he may consider necessary to ensure that the duties and functions of such a person under these Regulations are being complied with, and the OVS shall comply with those directions.

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