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

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2.  In these Regulations—

“approved” means approved for the purposes of these Regulations in accordance with regulation 17;

“the Decision” means Commission Decision 2007/554/EC concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom(1);

“export” includes consigning for export;

“inspector” means a person appointed as an inspector or a veterinary inspector for the purposes of the Animal Health Act 1981(2) or the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Wales) Regulations 2006(3), or a person authorised by the Welsh Ministers, local authority or Food Standards Agency to be an authorised officer or official veterinary surgeon for the purposes of the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Wales) Regulations 2007(4) or the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations 1996(5);

HACCP” means Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points, which is a system in which the critical points of the manufacturing process have been identified, assessments have been made of the potential risks at those points, and necessary steps have been taken to minimise those risks;

“local authority” means in relation to an area the council or county borough council for that area;

“official veterinarian” means a veterinarian who is qualified in accordance with 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(6) to act in such a capacity and is appointed by the Food Standards Agency;

“premises” includes any land, building or other place;

“slaughter”, in relation to an animal, means causing the death of the animal by bleeding; and

“veterinary inspector” means a veterinary inspector appointed by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of the Animal Health Act 1981.

(1)

OJ No. L210, 10.8.2007, p. 36 as last amended by Commission Decision of 19 November 2007 amending Decision 2007/554/EC concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(5)

S.I. 1996/3124.

(6)

OJ No. L139, 30.4.2004, p.206. The revised text of Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 is now set out in a Corrigendum (OJ No. L226, 25.6.2004, p.83) and that Regulation was last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1791/2006.

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