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The Bovines and Bovine Products (Despatch Prohibition and Production Restriction) Regulations 1997

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Production of controlled bovine by-products

4.—(1) No person shall produce a controlled bovine by-product of any type unless he ensures that it is produced—

(a)from bovine animals slaughtered outside the United Kingdom in an establishment registered by the Minister for the production of by-products of that type under paragraph (2) below; or

(b)in accordance with paragraphs (4) and (5) below in an establishment registered by the Minister for the production of by-products of that type under paragraph (3) below.

(2) The Minister shall register an establishment for the purposes of this regulation and in respect of the type of controlled bovine by-products named in the registration where, following an inspection of that establishment by a veterinary inspector, he is satisfied that no material derived from bovine animals slaughtered in the United Kingdom is used in the production of controlled bovine by-products there.

(3) The Minister shall register an establishment for the purposes of this regulation and in respect of the type of controlled bovine by-products named in the registration where—

(a)following an inspection of that establishment by a veterinary inspector, he is satisfied that the controlled bovine by-products of that type produced there are produced in accordance with the appropriate conditions specified in the Annex to Commission Decision 96/239/EC;

(b)he is satisfied that no vertebral column derived from any bovine animal is used there in the production of such by-products; and

(c)in the case of a registration in respect of gelatin, the Commission of the European Communities has set the date referred to in Article 1(c)(3) of Commission Decision 96/239/EC in respect of gelatin.

(4) Controlled bovine by-products produced from bovine animals slaughtered in the United Kingdom shall be produced—

(a)in accordance with the appropriate conditions specified in the Annex to Commission Decision 96/239/EC; and

(b)under the control of a veterinary surgeon appointed by the Minister,

and no vertebral column derived from any bovine animal shall be used in such production.

(5) In respect of controlled bovine by-products produced from bovine animals slaughtered in the United Kingdom—

(a)the establishment at which that by-product was produced; and

(b)the method by which it was produced,

shall be clearly indicated, either by means of a label affixed to the by-product, or on its packaging or in commercial documentation accompanying it.

(6) The operator of an establishment registered under paragraph (2) or (3) above shall give the Minister prior written notice of any material change in the identity of the suppliers of the materials used by him in the manufacture of controlled bovine by-products or of the facilities or processes used at that establishment in manufacturing such by-products.

(7) The Minister may de-register premises registered under paragraph (2) or (3) above where the requirements of that paragraph are no longer satisfied, or where the operator has failed to give notice to the Minister as required under paragraph (6) above.

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