The Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations 2009

PART 2Notification of suspicion of swine vesicular disease

Notification requirements

5.  (1)  Any person in possession or charge of, or who inspects or examines, a pig or carcase and who suspects the pig to be infected or the carcase to be contaminated with swine vesicular disease virus must immediately notify the Secretary of State.

(2) Any person who examines a sample taken from a pig or carcase and who—

(a)suspects that the pig is infected with swine vesicular disease virus or the carcase is contaminated with that virus, or

(b)detects evidence of antibodies to, or antigens of, that virus,

must immediately notify the Secretary of State.

(3) Failure to comply with this regulation is an offence.