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The Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Specified sheep or goat material

    4. 4.Specified bovine material

    5. 5.Staining

    6. 6.Approvals, authorisations and registrations

  3. PART II RESTRICTIONS OF THE USE OF SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL AND VERTEBRAL COLUMNS OF RUMINANT ANIMALS

    1. 7.Specified risk material for human consumption

    2. 8.Prohibitions applying to the vertebral column

    3. 9.Registration of premises on which meat is recovered by mechanical means from ruminant animals

  4. PART III REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO THE REMOVAL AND INITIAL TREATMENT OF SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL

    1. 10.Initial treatment of bovine, sheep and goat carcases in a slaughterhouse

    2. 11.Initial treatment of bovine, sheep and goat carcases elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse

    3. 12.Rendering whole carcases

    4. 13.Measures in relation to stained specified risk material

  5. PART IV PROHIBITIONS ON THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED RISK MATERIALS FROM RUMINANT ANIMALS

    1. 14.Prohibition on the removal of brain and eyes

    2. 15.Prohibition on the removal of the spinal cord of a ruminant animal

  6. PART V PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO SHEEP AND GOATS

    1. 16.The young lamb stamp

    2. 17.Transportation of unmarked carcases of sheep and goats

    3. 18.Presence of an official veterinary surgeon

    4. 19.Possession of unmarked carcases of sheep and goats

  7. PART VI TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL OF SPECIFIED RISK MATERIAL

    1. 20.Procedure for bringing in specified risk material from Northern Ireland

    2. 21.Consignment of specified risk material

    3. 22.Approved collection centres

    4. 23.Approved incinerators

    5. 24.Approved rendering plants

    6. 25.Veterinary or laboratory premises, etc.

    7. 26.Power to give directions

    8. 27.Transport

    9. 28.Storage

  8. PART VII ENFORCEMENT

    1. 29.Offences and penalties

    2. 30.Application of provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990

    3. 31.Enforcement

    4. 32.Saving

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Rendering Requirements

      1. Part I Requirements to be met where specified risk 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 m 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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Application of the Order to Scheme Animals

  10. Explanatory Note

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