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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Dispatch of meat products

7.—(1) No person may dispatch meat products, including treated stomachs, bladders and intestines, of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species and other biungulates coming from the restricted area or prepared using meat obtained from such animals originating in that area.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to meat products that have been transported and stored since the date of production separately from other meat products not eligible for dispatch, provided that the meat products—

(a)are clearly identified;

(b)bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter III or Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 854/2004/EC; and

(c)are either—

(i)made from meats described in regulation 6(3); or

(ii)have undergone at least one of the relevant treatments laid down for foot-and-mouth disease in Part 1 of Annex III to Directive 2002/99/EC.

(3) Meat products consigned to another member State must be accompanied by a certificate from an official veterinarian which bears the following words—

  • Meat products (including treated stomachs, bladders and intestines) conforming to Commission Decision 2007/552/EC of 6 August 2007 concerning interim protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(4) Paragraph (3) does not apply to meat products which comply with paragraph (2), if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and the products have been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure that ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

(5) Paragraph (3) does not apply to meat products treated in hermetically sealed containers so as to ensure that they are shelf stable if the heat treatment applied is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment.

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