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The Specified Bovine Material Order 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Approvals

  5. 4.Specified bovine material for human consumption

  6. 5.Prohibitions applying to the vertebral column

  7. 6.Registration of premises on which meat is recovered by mechanical means from bovine animals

  8. 7.Specified bovine material for animal consumption

  9. 8.Initial treatment of bovine carcases in a slaughterhouse

  10. 9.Initial treatment of specified bovine material elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse

  11. 10.Rendering whole carcases

  12. 11.Exceptions from the requirement to stain specified bovine material

  13. 12.Prohibition on the removal of the brain and eyes of a bovine animal

  14. 13.Prohibition on the removal of the spinal cord of a bovine animal

  15. 14.Prohibition on bringing in specified bovine material from Northern Ireland

  16. 15.Consignment of specified bovine material

  17. 16.Approved collection centres

  18. 17.Approved incinerators

  19. 18.Approved rendering plants

  20. 19.Approved premises not connected with food and feedingstuffs

  21. 20.Veterinary or laboratory premises, etc.

  22. 21.Power to give directions

  23. 22.Export

  24. 23.Samples

  25. 24.Transport

  26. 25.Storage

  27. 26.Enforcement

  28. 27.Revocations and saving

  29. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE:

      Rendering requirements

      1. PART I: Requirements to be met where specified bovine material is rendered

      2. PART II: Methods of rendering

        1. Method 1: Natural fat batch atmospheric (150 mm particle size)

        2. Method 2: Natural fat batch atmospheric (30 mm particle size)

        3. Method 3: Added fat batch atmospheric (30 mm particle size)

        4. Method 4: Natural fat batch (batch pressure)

        5. Method 5: Natural fat continuous atmospheric

        6. Method 6: Added fat continuous atmospheric

        7. Method 7: Defatted continuous atmospheric

  30. Explanatory Note

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