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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (Wales) (No. 8) Regulations 2001

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Export of fresh meat

4.—(1) No person shall dispatch any fresh meat of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulate coming from the restricted area or obtained from animals originating in that area.

(2) In paragraph (1), the reference to “fresh meat” includes minced meat and meat preparations to which Council Directive 94/65/EC(1) applies.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to—

(a)fresh meat, minced meat or meat preparations obtained before 1st February 2001, provided that the meat, minced meat or meat preparation is clearly identified and since that date has been transported and stored separately from meat, minced meat or meat preparations which is not destined for dispatch; or

(b)fresh meat obtained from cutting plants under the following conditions—

(i)the only meat processed in the establishment is fresh meat described in sub-paragraph (a) or fresh meat from animals reared and slaughtered outside the restricted area;

(ii)all the meat must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex I to Council Directive 64/433/EEC (on health problems affecting the productions and marketing of meat products and certain other products of animal origin(2)) or, in the case of meat from biungulates to which that Directive does not apply, the health mark provided for in Chapter III of Annex I to Council Directive 91/495/EEC (concerning public health and animal health problems affecting the production and placing on the market of rabbit meat and farmed game meat(3));

(iii)the plant is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(iv)the meat is clearly identified and transported and stored separately from meat which is not destined for dispatch.

(c)minced meat and meat preparations obtained from establishments approved under the Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995(4) under the following conditions—

(i)the only meat processed in the establishment is fresh meat described in sub-paragraph (a) or fresh meat from animals reared and slaughtered outside the restricted area;

(ii)all the minced meat and meat preparations must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter VI of Annex 1 to Council Directive 94/65/EC (laying down the requirements for the production and placing on the market of minced meat and meat preparations);

(iii)the plant is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(iv)the meat, minced meat and meat preparations are clearly identified and transported and stored separately from meat, minced meat and meat preparations which are not destined for dispatch.

(4) Meat, minced meat or meat preparations consigned to another Member State shall be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the National Assembly, the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which bears the following words—

  • Meat conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(1)

OJ No. L368, 31.12.94, p. 10.

(2)

OJ No.121, 27.9.1964, p.2012/64; Directive updated by Directive 91/497/EEC (OJ No L268, 24.9.1991, p. 69) as last amended by Directive 95/23/EC (OJ No. L243, 11.10.1995, p. 7).

(3)

OJ No. L 268, 24.09.1991 p. 41 as last amended by Council Directive 1994/65/EC (OJ No. L 368 , 31.12.1994 p. 10).

(4)

S.I. 1995/3205 amended by S.I. 2000/656 and, in relation to Wales, by S.I. 2001/1508 (W.105), S.I. 1740 (W.123) and S.I. 1802 (W.131).

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