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

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PART 2Import and export restrictions

Movement of live animals

3.—(1) No person may move any live animal of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or any other biungulate from the areas specified in Schedule 1 to the areas specified in Schedule 2 or vice versa.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to live animals from the areas specified in Schedule 2 that are moved to premises in the areas specified in Schedule 1 providing that the animals are moved under a licence issued in accordance with regulation 18.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to live animals from the areas specified in Schedule 1 that are moved to areas in Schedule 2, providing that the animals—

(a)are moved under a licence issued in accordance with regulation 18; and

(b)the animals show no clinical signs of foot-and-mouth disease immediately prior to loading.

(4) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to the direct transit on main roads or railway lines of live animals through the areas specified in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 without stops, other than stops required by traffic conditions, under a licence issued in accordance with regulation 18.

Export of live animals

4.—(1) No person may export any live animal of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or any other biungulate from Great Britain.

(2) By way of derogation from paragraph (1), a person may export animals originating outside Great Britain if—

(a)the animals were moved in direct transit on main roads or railway lines through any area in Schedule 1 or 2 without stops, other than those required by traffic conditions; and

(b)the requirements in paragraph (3)(a) and (b) are complied with.

(3) No person may export any biungulate to another member State from Wales without the prior authorisation of the Welsh Ministers unless—

(a)at least three days before export the Welsh Ministers have notified that member State; and

(b)in the case of—

(i)bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animals, the health certificate accompanying the animals bears the following words—

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

(ii)other biungulates, the health certificate accompanying the animals bears the following words—

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

Export of fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations

5.—(1) No person may export meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates coming from, or obtained from animals originating in, an area specified in Schedule 1.

(2) In this regulation, “meat” includes fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations as defined in points 1.10, 1.13, 1.14 or 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—

(a)meat obtained before 15 July 2007;

(b)meat derived from animals reared for at least the 90 days prior to slaughter (or since birth, if less than 90 days of age) and slaughtered outside Great Britain, or in the case of meat obtained from wild game of a species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease, killed outside Great Britain;

(c)meat from domestic ungulates of a species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease that complies with the conditions in Schedule 4, and is derived from animals that—

(i)were kept on premises situated within the areas specified in the relevant columns of Schedule 3 where there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease for at least the 90 days prior to slaughter (or since birth, if less than 90 days of age);

(ii)during the 21 days prior to transport to the approved slaughterhouse, remained under the supervision of the Welsh Ministers on a premises complying with Schedule 5;

(iii)were transported to the approved slaughterhouse under the control of the Welsh Ministers in a means of transport that was cleansed and disinfected before loading at the premises described in sub-paragraph (c)(ii); and

(iv)were slaughtered less than 24 hours after arrival at the approved slaughterhouse separately from animals the meat of which is not eligible for export;

(d)meat from farmed game of a species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease that complies with the conditions in Schedule 4, and is derived from animals—

(i)that were kept on premises situated within the areas specified in the relevant columns of Schedule 3 where there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease for at least the 90 days prior to slaughter (or since birth, if less than 90 days of age);

(ii)that, during the 21 days prior to on-farm slaughtering, remained under the supervision of the Welsh Ministers on an approved premises complying with Schedule 5; and

(iii)any carcase of which was transported to the approved slaughterhouse under the control of the Welsh Ministers in a means of transport that was cleansed and disinfected before loading at the premises described in sub-paragraph (d)(ii);

(e)fresh meat obtained from bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or any other biungulates reared outside the areas specified in Schedule 1 and transported, under a licence issued pursuant to regulation 18, directly and under the control of the Welsh Ministers to an approved slaughterhouse provided that—

(i)the slaughterhouse is situated in an area specified in Schedule 1;

(ii)the animals are slaughtered immediately, and in any event, within 24 hours of arrival at the slaughterhouse;

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

(iv)the fresh meat is clearly identified, and transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for export; or

(f)fresh meat obtained from an approved cutting plant situated in any area specified in Schedule 1 if—

(i)only fresh meat described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e) is processed in the cutting plant in any one day;

(ii)cleansing and disinfection has been carried out after processing any meat not described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e);

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

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

(4) Any person consigning an animal to a slaughterhouse to produce meat intended for export in accordance with sub-paragraph (c) or (d) of paragraph (3) must provide a written declaration that it complies with each of the conditions contained in that sub-paragraph and ensure that such declaration accompanies the animal consigned.

(5) Meat specified in paragraph (3) intended for export must bear 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).

(6) Meat exported to another member State from Wales must be accompanied by an official certificate 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..

Marking meat not eligible for export

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).

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, or prepared using meat obtained from such animals originating in, the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(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 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 meat—

(i)described in regulation 5(3); or

(ii)that has 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 from Wales 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.

Export of milk

8.—(1) No person may export milk produced or prepared in the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to milk produced from animals kept in the areas specified in Schedule 1 that has been subjected to at least a treatment in accordance with—

(a)Part A of Annex IX to Council Directive 2003/85/EC on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease(5), if the milk is intended for human consumption; or

(b)Part B of Annex IX to Directive 2003/85/EC, if the milk is not intended for human consumption.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to milk prepared in an approved establishment situated in an area specified in Schedule 1 under the following conditions—

(a)all milk used in the establishment has either—

(i)been treated in accordance with paragraph (2); or

(ii)has been obtained from animals reared and milked outside the areas specified in Schedule 1;

(b)the establishment must be operated under strict veterinary control;

(c)the milk is clearly identified and transported and stored separately from milk and dairy products not eligible for export; and

(d)transport of raw milk from premises situated outside the areas specified in Schedule 1 to the establishments in the areas specified in Schedule 1 is carried out in vehicles that were cleansed and disinfected prior to operation and had no subsequent contact with premises in the areas specified in Schedule 1 keeping animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease.

(4) Milk exported to another member State from Wales must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the following words—

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

(5) Paragraph (4) does not apply to milk that complies with the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) or (b) if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and has been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

(6) Paragraph (4) does not apply to milk that conforms with the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) or (b) and that has been heat treated in hermetically sealed containers so as to ensure that it is shelf stable provided that the commercial document accompanying the consignment states the heat treatment applied.

Export of dairy products

9.—(1) No person may export dairy products produced or prepared in the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to dairy products—

(a)produced before 15 July 2007;

(b)prepared from milk complying with the provisions in regulation 8(2) or (3); or

(c)for export to a third country where import conditions permit such products to be subject to treatment other than laid down in regulation 8(2) which ensures the inactivation of the foot-and-mouth disease virus.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to dairy products intended for human consumption—

(a)that are finished products, the ingredients of which comply with the respective animal health conditions laid down in these Regulations;

(b)produced from milk of a controlled pH less than 7.0 and subject to a heat treatment at a temperature of at least 72°C for at least 15 seconds; or

(c)produced from raw milk of bovine, ovine or caprine animals (that have been resident for at least 30 days on a premises situated in Great Britain, and within the centre of a circle of at least 10 km radius where no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred during the 30 days prior to the date of production of the raw milk) and which has been subject to a maturation or ripening process of at least 90 days during with the pH is lowered below 6.0 throughout the substance, and the rind of which has been treated with 0.2% citric acid immediately prior to wrapping or packaging.

(4) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)dairy products prepared in an approved establishment situated in the areas specified in Schedule 1 if—

(i)all milk used in the establishment either conforms to the conditions of regulation 8(2) or is obtained from animals outside the areas specified in Schedule 1;

(ii)all dairy products used in the final product either conform to the conditions of paragraph (2)(a) or (b) or (3) of this regulation or are made from milk obtained from animals outside the areas specified in Schedule 1;

(iii)the establishment is operated under strict veterinary control; and

(iv)the dairy products are clearly identified and transported and stored separately from milk and dairy products that are not eligible for export; or

(b)dairy products prepared outside the areas specified in Schedule 1 using milk obtained before 15 July 2007 from Great Britain provided that the milk products are clearly identified and transported and stored separately from dairy products that are not eligible for export.

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

  • Dairy products 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) Paragraph (5) does not apply to milk products that comply with the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) or (b), (3) or (4) if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and the dairy products have been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

(7) Paragraph (5) does not apply to dairy products that conform to the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) or (b), (3) or (4), which have been 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.

Export of semen, ova and embryos

10.—(1) No person may export semen, ova or embryos of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates produced in or brought into Great Britain.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to—

(a)semen, ova or embryos produced before 15 July 2007;

(b)frozen bovine semen imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down in Council Directive 88/407/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of deep-frozen semen of domestic animals of the bovine species(6), which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova or embryos not eligible for export;

(c)bovine embryos imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down in Council Directive 89/556/EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species(7), which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova or embryos not eligible for export;

(d)porcine semen imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down in Council Directive 90/429/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species(8), which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova or embryos not eligible for export;

(e)frozen ovine or caprine semen or frozen ovine or caprine embryos imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down in Council Directive 92/65/EEC laying down the animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules(9), which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen, ova or embryos not eligible for export; or

(f)frozen semen or embryos that—

(i)are from bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animals kept for at least 90 days prior to the date of collection on premises within the areas specified in Schedule 2 or moved into the areas listed in Schedule 2 from areas outside Schedule 1 during the 90 days prior to the date of collection;

(ii)have been collected from donor animals kept in centres or on premises which comply with Part I of Schedule 6; and

(iii)have been stored in accordance with Part II of Schedule 6 for a minimum period of 30 days following collection during which the centre or premises where the semen or embryos were collected must have had no case of foot-and-mouth disease.

(3) The health certificate accompanying frozen bovine semen exported to another member State from Wales must bear the following words—

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

(4) The health certificate accompanying bovine embryos exported to another member State from Wales must bear the following words—

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

(5) The health certificate accompanying ovine or caprine semen exported to another member State from Wales must bear the following words—

  • Frozen ovine/caprine semen 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) The health certificate accompanying ovine or caprine embryos exported to another member State from Wales must bear the following words—

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

(7) The health certificate accompanying porcine semen exported to another member State from Wales must bear the following words—

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

Export of hides and skins

11.—(1) No person may export hides or skins of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates produced in or brought into the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to hides or skins that—

(a)were produced in the United Kingdom before 15 July 2007;

(b)comply with the requirements of paragraph 2(c) or (d) of Part A of Chapter VI of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption(10);

(c)were produced outside the areas specified in Schedule 1 in accordance with the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 and since introduction into the areas specified in Schedule 1 have been stored and transported separately from hides or skins not eligible for export; or

(d)were produced from animals slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, or in the case of farmed game, slaughtered on premises, or in the case of wild game, killed, for the production of meat in accordance with regulation 5(3),

provided that treated hides or skins are separated from untreated hides and skins.

(3) Hides or skins exported to another member State from Wales must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the following words:—

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

(4) Paragraph (3) does not apply to hides or skins which conform to the requirements of either—

(a)points (b) to (e) or paragraph 1 of Part A of Chapter VI of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002; or

(b)points (c) or (d) of paragraph 2 of Part A of Chapter VI of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002,

if compliance with those conditions is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed (in the case of sub-paragraph (b)) in accordance with regulation 14.

Export of animal products

12.—(1) No person may export animal products of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates not otherwise mentioned in these Regulations—

(a)produced after 15 July 2007 in the areas specified in Schedule 1; or

(b)obtained from animals originating from the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(2) No person may export dung or manure from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates from the areas specified in Schedule 1.

(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to—

(a)animal products that—

(i)have been subject to a heat treatment in a hermetically sealed container with a Fo value of 3,00 or more;

(ii)have been subject to a heat treatment in which the centre temperature is raised to at least 70oC;

(iii)were produced outside the areas specified in Schedule 1 in accordance with the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002, and which since introduction into the areas specified in Schedule 1 have been stored and transported separately from animal products not eligible for export; or

(iv)were produced from animals slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, or in the case of farmed game slaughtered on premises, or in the case of wild game killed, for the production of meat in accordance with regulation 5(3), and comply with the requirements of Part A(1) of Chapter II of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002, and have been stored and transported separately from animal products not eligible for export;

(b)blood or blood products—

(i)as defined in points 4 and 5 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 which have been subjected to at least one of the treatments provided for in paragraph 3(a)(ii) of Part A of Chapter IV of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002, followed by an effectiveness check; or

(ii)that have been imported in accordance with Part A of Chapter IV of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002;

(c)lard or rendered fats which have been subjected to the heat treatment prescribed in point 2(d)(iv) of Part B of Chapter IV of Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002;

(d)animal casings that comply with the conditions in Part A of Chapter 2 of Annex 1 to Directive 92/118/EC laying down animal health and public requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of certain products(11), which have been cleaned, scraped and then either salted, bleached or dried, and where subsequently effective steps were taken to prevent the recontamination of the casings;

(e)sheep wool, ruminant hair or pigs' bristles, any of which has undergone factory washing or has been obtained from tanning;

(f)sheep wool, ruminant hair or pigs' bristles, any of which has been securely enclosed in packaging and is dry;

(g)petfood conforming to the requirements of points 2 to 4 of Part B of Chapter II of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002;

(h)composite products which are not subjected to further treatment containing products of animal origin on the understanding that the treatment was not necessary for finished products the ingredients of which comply with the respective animal health conditions laid down in these Regulations;

(i)game trophies in accordance with points 1, 3 or 4 of Part A of Chapter VII of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002;

(j)packed animal products intended for use as in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagents; or

(k)medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community Code relating to medicinal products for human use(12), non-viable medical devices as defined in Article 1(5)(g) of Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices(13), veterinary medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community Code relating to veterinary medicinal products(14) and investigational medicinal products as defined in Directive 2001/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use(15).

(4) The animal products referred to in paragraph (3) for export to other member States from Wales must be accompanied by an official certificate which bears the following words—

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

(5) Paragraph (4) does not apply to products specified in paragraph (3)(a) to (d) or (g) that are accompanied by a commercial document stating that the products comply with the relevant requirements of paragraph 3(a) to (d) or (g) which is endorsed in accordance with regulation 14.

(6) Paragraph (4) does not apply to products specified in paragraph (3)(e) or (f) that are accompanied by a commercial document stating—

(a)that the products have undergone factory washing or have been obtained from tanning; or

(b)that the products comply with the conditions laid down in points 1 and 4 of Part A of Chapter VIII of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002.

(7) Paragraph (4) does not apply to products specified in paragraph (3)(h) which have been produced in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that pre-processed ingredients comply with the requirements of these Regulations and they have a commercial document endorsed in accordance with regulation 14.

(8) Paragraph (4) does not apply to products specified in paragraph (3)(j) or (k) if they are accompanied by a commercial document stating that the products are for use as in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagents or medical products or medical devices, provided that the products are clearly labelled “for in-vitro diagnostic use only” or “for laboratory use only” or as “medicinal products” or as “medical devices”.

(9) Paragraph (4) does not apply to composite products that fulfil the conditions set out in Article 6(1) of Commission Decision 2007/275/EC concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts(16) if they are accompanied by a commercial document which bears the following words:

  • These composite products are shelf stable at ambient temperatures or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance so that any raw material is de-natured..

Exemptions

13.  The prohibitions in regulations 7, 8, 9 and 12 do not apply in relation to—

(a)products not produced in the United Kingdom and which remain in their original packaging indicating the country of origin of the products; and

(b)products that are—

(i)produced in an approved establishment in Great Britain from pre-processed products originating outside Great Britain which, since introduction into the United Kingdom have been transported, stored and processed separately from products from Great Britain not eligible for export; and

(ii)accompanied by a commercial document or official certificate as required by these Regulations.

Endorsement of commercial documents

14.—(1) Where reference is made to a commercial document being endorsed in accordance with this regulation, the document must have attached to it an official certificate stating that—

(a)the products concerned have been produced—

(i)in a production process that has been audited and found to be in compliance with the appropriate requirements in Community animal health legislation and suitable to destroy the foot-and-mouth disease virus; or

(ii)from pre-processed materials that have been certified accordingly; and

(b)provisions are in place to avoid possible recontamination with the foot-and-mouth disease virus after treatment.

(2) The certificate must bear a reference to the Decision, is valid for 30 days, must state the expiry date and is renewable after inspection of the establishment.

(3) In the case of products for retail sale to the final consumer, a consolidated consignment of animal products, each of which is eligible for export in accordance with these Regulations, may be exported from an approved establishment accompanied by a commercial document endorsed by the attachment of a copy of an official veterinary certificate that—

(a)confirms that the establishment of export has in place a system to ensure that goods can only be exported if they are traceable to documentary evidence of compliance with these Regulations;

(b)confirms that this system has been audited and found satisfactory;

(c)refers to the Decision;

(d)is valid for 30 days;

(e)states the expiry date; and

(f)is renewable only after the establishment had been audited with satisfactory results.

Duties of slaughterhouses and other establishments

15.—(1) If foot-and-mouth disease is suspected in:

(a)a slaughterhouse;

(b)premises on which farmed game are slaughtered; or

(c)a game-handling establishment,

which handles meat controlled under these Regulations, the occupier must comply with paragraph (2).

(2) The occupier must, under the supervision of the Welsh Ministers, ensure that:

(a)all animals present are slaughtered;

(b)all meat and all dead animals are removed and disposed of in accordance with article 25(2) of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Wales) Order 2006(17);

(c)the establishment is cleansed and disinfected; and

(d)no meat is prepared for consigning outside the areas listed in Schedule 1 for 24 hours following the completion of the cleansing and disinfection required by sub-paragraph (c).

(3) If an animal susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease and from premises situated in any area specified in Schedule 1 is slaughtered in any of the establishments referred to in paragraph (1), the occupier must ensure that:

(a)all animals present are slaughtered;

(b)the establishment is cleansed and disinfected; and

(c)no meat is prepared for consigning outside the areas listed in Schedule 1 until the completion of the cleansing and disinfection required by sub-paragraph (b).

Offers to dispatch or export

16.  No person may offer to dispatch or export, or accept orders for the dispatch or export of, anything prohibited from being dispatched or exported by these Regulations, whether on the internet or otherwise.

(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 (OJ No.L363, 20.12.2006, p.1)

(3)

OJ No. L18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(4)

OJ No.L104, 13.4.2001, p. 6.

(5)

OJ No. L306, 22.11.2003, p. 1 as last amended by Directive 2006/104/EC.

(6)

OJ No. L194, 22.7.1988, p. 10 as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(7)

OJ No. L302, 19.10.1989, p.11 as last amended by Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.

(8)

OJ No. L224, 18.08.1990, p. 62 as last amended by Council Decision 2001/36/EC.

(9)

OJ No. L268, 14.09.1992, p.54 as last amended by Council Decision 2007/265/EC.

(10)

OJ No. L273, 10.10.2002, p. 1 as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 829/2007.

(11)

OJ No. L62, 15.3.1993, p.49.

(12)

OJ No. L311, 28.11.2001, p.67.

(13)

OJ No. L169, 12.7.1993, p.1.

(14)

OJ No. L311, 28.11.2001, p.1.

(15)

OJ No. L121, 1.5.2001, p.34.

(16)

OJ No. L 116, 4.5.2007, p. 9

(17)

S.I. 2006/179 (W. 30).

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