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The Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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PART 1Introduction

Title, application and commencement

1.  The title of these Regulations is the Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009; they apply in relation to Wales and come into force on 30 June 2009.

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2.  The Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (Wales) Regulations 2008(1) are amended as set out in these Regulations.

3.  In regulation 2 (Interpretation: general)—

(a)insert, after the definition of “disease legislation”—

  • “domestic market” (“y farchnad ddomestig”) is the market for the sale of poultry meat in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland;;

(b)omit the definition of “relevant date”;

(c)before the definition of “slaughter” insert—

  • “seropositive pig” (“mochyn seropositif”) means a pig that is not a restricted animal but is required by the Welsh Ministers to be slaughtered in a slaughterhouse due to antibodies against swine vesicular disease virus being identified in that pig;

  • “seropositive pig meat” (“cig moch seropositif”) is meat derived from a seropositive pig which—

    (a)

    is not restricted meat, and

    (b)

    has not been treated in accordance with Schedule 2 at a designated treatment centre;.

4.  In regulation 3 (Restricted animal, restricted poultry and restricted meat: definitions)—

(a)for paragraph (8) substitute—

(8) Subject to paragraph (9) “restricted meat” (“cig dan gyfyngiadau”) is meat—

(a)produced on or after the date that the protected zone or surveillance zone was declared, or an earlier date where the Welsh Ministers specify such a date for the purpose of disease control;

(b)from a restricted animal or restricted poultry from an infected area, a protection zone or a surveillance zone; and

(c)includes meat that has come into contact with such meat.;

(b)after paragraph (8) insert—

(9) Where restricted meat has been treated in accordance with Schedule 2 at a treatment centre it ceases to be regarded as restricted meat..

5.  In regulation 7 (Meat from suspect or infected premises) insert after paragraph (3)—

(4) In this regulation “relevant date” (“y dyddiad perthnasol”) means the date the suspect premises or infected premises became subject to disease restrictions, or any earlier date where the Welsh Ministers specify such a date for disease control purposes..

6.  In regulation 9 (Prohibition on supply and export of meat)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)omit the word “or” immediately preceding sub-paragraph (b);

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (b), omit the full stop and add—

  • ; or

    (c)

    export seropositive pig meat.;

(b)for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) The prohibition in paragraph 1(a) does not apply to restricted meat from restricted poultry intended for supply on the domestic market.;

(c)omit paragraph (3).

7.  In regulation 10 (Slaughterhouses)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after the word “animals” insert “, seropositive pigs”;

(b)in paragraph (2) after sub-paragraph (d) omit the full stop and insert—

  • ;

    (e)

    seropositive pigs are kept separately from other pigs; and

    (f)

    seropositive pigs are slaughtered separately from other pigs.;

(c)after paragraph (5) insert—

(6) Where the occupier of a slaughterhouse has not complied with the requirements of paragraph (2)(e) or (2)(f) on being given notice by a veterinary inspector, those other pigs must be dealt with by the occupier as seropositive pigs.

(7) The occupier of a slaughterhouse may only receive restricted meat if it is a designated slaughterhouse..

8.  In regulation 12 (Receipt and possession of restricted meat)—

(a)in paragraph (1) omit the two references to the words “or establishment” on both occasions that they occur;

(b)after paragraph (2) insert—

(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply when the restricted meat is from restricted poultry intended only for supply on the domestic market..

9.  In regulation 13 (Marking of meat) in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) after the word “meat” in each of those paragraphs insert “or seropositive pig meat”.

10.  For regulation 14 (Movement of restricted meat) substitute—

14.(1) No person may transport or arrange for the transport of restricted meat to premises or an establishment unless those premises or that establishment is designated.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply when the restricted meat is from restricted poultry intended only for supply on the domestic market..

11.  In regulation 15 (Record keeping)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after the word “animal” insert “, seropositive pig”;

(b)for paragraph (1)(a) substitute—

(a)the number and type of restricted animals, seropositive pigs or restricted poultry slaughtered;;

(c)in paragraph (2) after “restricted meat” insert “or seropositive pig meat”;

(d)in sub-paragraphs (a) and (c) of paragraph (2) for the word “restricted” substitute “such”;

(e)for sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph (2) substitute—

(e)the quantity of such meat that is no longer intended for human consumption.;

(f)after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A) Paragraph (2) does not apply to any wholesale distributor, retail distributor, retailer or consumer when—

(a)the restricted meat is from restricted poultry intended only for supply on the domestic market; or

(b)the meat is seropositive pig meat..

12.  In Schedule 3 (Special identification mark) insert after paragraph 3—

3A.  Seropositive pig meat must contain an identification mark such that the numbering and lettering are set within a circle which is legible, indelible with characters that are decipherable and include the capital letters “UK” followed by the approval number of the establishment..

(1)

S.I. 2008/1275.

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