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The Bovine Hides Regulations 1997

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Record keeping requirements

7.—(1) Every registered dealer and every registered tannery controller shall send to the appropriate Minister or to such other person as that Minister may direct, a weekly return in such form and by such means as the appropriate Minister may direct, setting out the information specified in Schedule 1 below, and shall retain a copy of that return.

(2) No person shall despatch a consignment of controlled hides to any place (including another place under his control) unless the consignment is accompanied by a document in such form as the appropriate Minister may direct specifying—

(a)the name and address of the person despatching the consignment;

(b)the date of despatch;

(c)the number and weight of the hides despatched; and

(d)the destination to which they are despatched.

(3) No person shall transport a consignment of controlled hides, unless it is accompanied by the document described in paragraph (2) above, completed as required by that paragraph.

(4) No person shall accept delivery of a consignment of controlled hides unless—

(a)it is accompanied by the document described in paragraph (2) above, completed as required by that paragraph;

(b)he immediately completes that document so that it records his name and address and the date on which he received the consignment; and

(c)he retains that document.

(5) Any person who consigns controlled waste to an approved rendering plant or an approved incinerator shall keep a record of the weight consigned, the date of consignment and the destination to which it was consigned.

(6) The operator of an approved rendering plant and of an approved incinerator shall record on arrival of controlled waste at the premises—

(a)the weight of the controlled waste delivered;

(b)the date of delivery; and

(c)the place from which it was consigned.

(7) The operator of an approved rendering plant shall keep a record of the weight of protein and of the weight of tallow consigned in accordance with regulation 6(5) above, and of the date and the point of destination of each consignment.

(8) Any person who is required by this regulation to keep records, or to keep any document or a copy of any return, shall retain that record, document or copy for three calendar years from the end of the calendar year in which the record or document was created or the return completed.

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