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The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No.5) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Export of meat products

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

(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 from Great Britain that are not eligible for export, provided that the meat products—

(a)are clearly identified;

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

(c)are made from meats—

(i)described in regulation 6(3)(b); or

(ii)that 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 exported to another member State must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the following words—

  • Meat products (including treated stomachs, bladders and intestines) conforming to Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom..

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

(5) Paragraph (3) does not apply to meat products heat treated in accordance with paragraph (2)(c)(ii) stored 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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