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The TSE (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005

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12.  For regulation 38 (young lamb stamp), there is substituted—

Young lamb stamp and young goat stamp

38.(1) Where a sheep or a goat is slaughtered in a slaughterhouse and at the time of slaughter—

(a)it is not more than 12 months of age; or

(b)there is no permanent incisor erupted through the gum,

and the spleen and the ileum have been removed, the carcase of the animal may be marked with a young lamb stamp or a young goat stamp as appropriate.

(2) A young lamb stamp and a young goat stamp will consist of a circular mark 5 centimetres in diameter containing in legible form in capital letters 1 centimetre high—

(a)“MHS”; and

(b)in the case of a sheep, “YL”; and

(c)in the case of a goat, “YG”.

(3) No person other than—

(a)an OVS;

(b)an inspector; or

(c)a meat technician acting under the responsibility of an OVS,

may apply a young lamb stamp or a young goat stamp or possess the equipment for applying such a stamp.

(4) No person will use a stamp resembling a young lamb stamp or a young goat stamp in such a way as to suggest that the carcase of any animal other than an animal referred to in paragraph (1) is such a carcase.

(5) In relation to any slaughterhouse or cutting premises, the Agency may appoint as meat technicians such persons as are necessary to assist the OVS and inspectors in carrying out the functions referred to in paragraph (3)..

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