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The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Regulations 1998

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“accounting period” means a period determined by the Minister;

“agreed PIA costs” means, in respect of any premises licensed under the Poultry Meat Regulations, such sum as the Minister and the occupier of the premises may agree as being the total cost, during an accounting period, of the salaries of plant inspection assistants authorised to operate there under regulation 11 of the Poultry Meat Regulations (including the entire cost in that accounting period of overtime payments and employers' pension and National Insurance contributions made in respect of the employment of such assistants), plus the additional sum of 25 per cent of that total cost;

“cut up” shall be construed in accordance with the definition of “cutting up” in regulation 2(1) of the Wild Game Regulations;

“cutting operation” means in relation to meat any—






wrapping; or



of the meat (but does not include passing it through a spiral screw mincer);

“employers' National Insurance contributions” means those social security contributions for which employers are liable under Part I of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1);

“the Fresh Meat Regulations” means the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(2);

“the Hygiene Regulations” means the Fresh Meat Regulations, the Poultry Meat Regulations and the Wild Game Regulations;

“inspection charge” means the charge calculated in accordance with the Schedule to these Regulations and notified in accordance with regulation 3(1), (2) or (3) of these Regulations;

“inspections” means the supervision and controls specified in the Hygiene Regulations and the monitoring of the requirements of the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995(3) insofar as such monitoring relates to the welfare of animals slaughtered for human consumption in slaughterhouses;

“occupier” means a person carrying on the business of a slaughterhouse, cutting premises or a cold store, or his duly authorised representative;

“the Poultry Meat Regulations” means the Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(4);

“premises” means any slaughterhouse, cutting premises or cold store;

“wrapping”, in relation to meat, means placing it in material which comes in direct contact with the meat, and “re-wrapping” shall be construed accordingly; and

“the Wild Game Regulations” means the Wild Game Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(5).

(2) References in these Regulations to any place specified in column (1) of the table set out in this paragraph are to any place specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of that table which is licensed as such under any of the Hygiene Regulations—

Column (1)Column (2)
low throughput slaughterhouse
farmed game handling facility
wild game processing facility where wild game may be dressed
farmed game processing facility
low throughput farmed game processing facility
cutting premisescutting premises
low throughput cutting premises
re-wrapping centre
wild game processing facility where wild game may be cut up
cold storecold store

S.I. 1995/539, amended by S.I. 1995/731, S.I. 1995/1763, S.I. 1995/2148, S.I. 1995/2200, S.I. 1995/3124, S.I. 1995/3189, S.I. 1996/1148, S.I. 1996/2235, S.I. 1997/1729 and S.I. 1997/2074.


S.I. 1995/731.


S.I. 1995/540, amended by S.I. 1995/1763, S.I. 1995/2148, S.I. 1995/2200, S.I. 1995/3205 and S.I. 1997/1729.


S.I. 1995/2148, amended by S.I. 1995/3205.

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