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

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Export of fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations and sale of meat not eligible for export

5.—(1) No person may export any meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulate coming from the surveillance zone or obtained from animals originating in that zone.

(2) In this regulation, the reference to “meat” includes fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations as defined in points 1.10, 1.13, 1.14 and 1.15 of Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin(1).

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to meat bearing a health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Section I of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption(2), provided that—

(a)the meat is clearly identified, and has been transported and stored since the date of production separately from meat from the surveillance zone not eligible for export; and

(b)the meat complies with either of the following conditions—

(i)it was obtained before 15 July 2007, or

(ii)it is derived from animals reared for at least 90 days prior to slaughter outside the surveillance zone and slaughtered outside the surveillance zone or, in the case of meat obtained from wild game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease, killed, outside the surveillance zone.

(4) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to fresh meat obtained from an approved cutting plant situated in the surveillance zone if—

(a)only fresh meat as described in paragraph (3)(b) is processed in the cutting plant in any one day;

(b)cleansing and disinfection is carried out after processing any meat not meeting the requirement in sub-paragraph (a);

(c)all meat bears the health mark in accordance with Chapter III of Section I to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004;

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

(e)the fresh meat is clearly identified, and has been transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for export.

(5) Meat exported to another member State must be accompanied by an official certificate from an official veterinarian which bears the following words—

  • Meat conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.

(6) Meat not eligible for export to another member State must be marked in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 4(1) of Council Directive 2002/99/EC laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption(3), or in accordance with Commission Decision 2001/304/EC on the marking and use of certain animal products(4).

(7) Fresh meat obtained from animals reared outside the surveillance zone and transported directly and under official control in sealed means of transport to an approved slaughterhouse situated in the surveillance zone, may be placed on the market in the surveillance zone if—

(a)the meat is marked in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 4(1) of Directive 2002/99/EC or in accordance with Decision 2001/304/EC;

(b)the slaughterhouse is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(c)the meat is clearly identified, and has been transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for export.

(1)

OJ No. L139, 30.4.2004, p. 55.

(2)

OJ No. L139, 30.4.2004, p. 206 as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1791/2006.

(3)

OJ No. L18, 23.1.2003, p 11.

(4)

OJ No.L104, 13.4.2001, p 6.

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