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49. (1) These Regulations shall be enforced by the Secretary of State in relation to—
(a)premises which are licensed under the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(1);
(b)premises which are licensed under the Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(2);
(c)premises which are licensed under the Wild Game Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(3);
(d)combined premises as defined in the Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994(4)
(e)combined premises as defined in the Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995(5).
(2) From 1st January 2006 (when the Regulations in paragraph (1) will be revoked in England by the coming into force of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2005(6)), they shall be enforced by the Secretary of State in any slaughterhouses, game handling establishments, and cutting plants placing fresh meat on the market where the Food Standards Agency enforces those Regulations.
(3) Other than as specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) these Regulations shall be enforced by the local authority.
(4) The Secretary of State may direct, in relation to cases of a particular description or any particular case, that an enforcement duty imposed on a local authority under this regulation shall be discharged by the Secretary of State and not by the local authority.
S. I. 1995/539 as amended by S.I. 1995/731, 1995/1763, 1995/2148, 1995/2200, 1995/3124, 1995/3189, 1996/1148, 1996/2235, 1997/1729, 1997/2074,. 2000/225, 2000/656, 2000/2215, 2001/1512, 2001/1739, 2001/1771, 2001/2601, 2001/3451, 2002/118 and 2002/889.
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