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The Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 1043


The Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1996


3rd April 1996

Laid before Parliament

3rd April 1996

Coming into force

4th April 1996

Whereas it appears to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food that the sale of meat derived from older bovine animals may involve imminent risk of injury to health, now therefore the said Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 6(4), 13(1) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 4th April 1996.

Amendment of the Beef (Emergency Control) Order 1996

2.—(1) The Beef (Emergency Control) Order 1996(2) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) The following paragraph shall be substituted for article 1(2)—

(2) In this Order—

“meat” means any part of an animal that is suitable for human consumption; and

“national administrative document” means a document issued in pursuance of article 3 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3886/92(3) laying down detailed rules for the application of the premium schemes provided for in Council Regulation (EEC) No. 805/68 on the common organisation of the market in beef and repealing Regulations (EEC) No. 1244/82 and (EEC) No. 714/89, as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1850/95(4).

(3) In article 2, for the words from “which” to the end of the article there shall be substituted—

  • in which, at the time of slaughter, there were more than two permanent incisors erupted, unless it can be shown by reference to a national administrative document relating to the animal that at the time of slaughter the animal was no more than two years and six months old..

Douglas Hogg

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

3rd April 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Beef (Emergency Control) Order 1996 to enable meat from bovine animals with more than one pair of incisors to be sold if the animal can be shown by reference to a national administrative document to be no more than two years and six months old. It also clarifies the dentition criterion.

This Order does not impose any burdens on business and therefore no Compliance Cost Assessment has been produced.


1990 c. 16; “the Minister” is defined in section 4(2); section 6(4) was amended by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40), section 31 and Schedule 9, paragraph 6.


S.I. 1996/961


O.J. No. L391, 31.12.92, p. 20.


O.J. No. L177, 28.7.95, p. 45.

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