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The Animal By-Products (Wales) Regulations 2006

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21.—(1) The National Assembly may approve laboratories under this regulation to carry out one or more of the tests in this regulation if it is satisfied that they have the necessary facilities, personnel and operating procedures to do so.

(2) In deciding whether to grant or continue an approval, the National Assembly may require the laboratory to successfully undertake any quality control tests as the National Assembly reasonably thinks fit.

(3) The operator of a laboratory approved under this regulation carrying out tests for the purposes of these Regulations or the Community Regulation must do so in accordance with the following provisions, and failure to do so is an offence.

(4) A test for Clostridium perfingens must be carried out in accordance with the method in Part I of Schedule 3 or (if specified in the approval) with a method which conforms with ISO 7937/1997 (BS-EN 13401:1999) (Enumeration of Clostridium perfingens) or equivalent(1).

(5) A test for Salmonella must be carried out in accordance with one of the methods in Part II of Schedule 3 or (if specified in the approval) with a method that conforms with–

(a)ISO 6579/2002/BS-EN 12824:1998 (Detection of Salmonella) or equivalent(2); or

(b)NMKL 71: 1993 or equivalent (3).

(6) A test for Enterobacteriaceae must be carried out in accordance with the method in Part III of Schedule 3 or (if specified in the approval) with a method which conforms with ISO 7402/1993 (BS 5763: Part 10: 1993) (Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae) or equivalent(4).

(7) Where tests are carried out for the detection of any of the following, the operator of a laboratory approved under this regulation must immediately notify the National Assembly and the operator of the premises if–

(a)the tests fail to establish that the material is free from Clostridium perfringens;

(b)the tests fail to establish that the material is free from Salmonella; or

(c)the material fails the test for Enterobacteriaceae in paragraph 5, Part III of Schedule 3;

and failure to do so is an offence.

(8) The operator of a laboratory approved under this regulation must in relation to processed material notify the National Assembly on the last day of each month of the number, type and results of tests carried out in that month, and failure to do so is an offence.

(9) If the sample has been sent to the approved laboratory from premises outside Wales, the requirements in this regulation to notify the National Assembly must be construed as a requirement to notify the competent authority for the premises from which the sample was sent.

(1)

Published by the British Standards Institute, British Standards House, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL.

(2)

Published by the British Standards Institute; see above.

(3)

Published by the British Standards Institute; see above.

(4)

Published by the British Standards Institute; see above.

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