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The Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 1091


The Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1996


12th April 1996

Laid before Parliament

12th April 1996

Coming into force

13th 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) (No. 2) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 13th 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) In article 2, the existing paragraph shall be numbered paragraph (1) and the following new paragraph shall be inserted —

(2) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to meat from a bovine animal slaughtered in any of the countries specified in the Schedule to this Order..

(3) The following schedule shall be added—

Article 2(2)


  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • Mauritius

  • Namibia

  • New Zealand

  • Paraguay

  • Poland

  • South Africa

  • Swaziland

  • Uruguay

  • United States of America

  • Zimbabwe.

Richard Packer

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

12th April 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Beef (Emergency Control) Order 1996, as amended, to exclude from the scope of the Order meat from bovine animals slaughtered in specified countries.

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 Deregulaiton and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40), section 31 and Schedule 9, paragraph 6.


S.I. 1996/961, amended by S.I. 1996/1043.

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