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

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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..

(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)

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