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The Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations 1996

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These Regulations control, in the public interest, the sale of mammalian meat and bone meal for use as or in a fertiliser on agricultural land.

Regulation 2 defines “mammalian meat and bone meal” and “agricultural land”. Regulation 3 prohibits the sale, or possession with a view to sale, for use as a fertiliser on agricultural land any mammalian meat and bone meal or material derived from or containing mammalian meat and bone meal. It also prohibits the use of mammalian meat and bone meal, or material derived from or containing mammalian meat and bonemeal, as a fertiliser on agricultural land.

It is an offence under section 74A(3) of the Agriculture Act 1970 to contravene the provisions of these Regulations.

A Compliance Cost Assessment in relation to these Regulations has been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament, and copies can be obtained from the Food Contaminants Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ergon House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

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