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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2018

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16.—(1) If it is necessary for any reason connected with the enforcement of the EU TSE Regulation or these Regulations an inspector may serve a notice on—

(a)the owner or keeper of any animal;

(b)the person in possession of the body or any part of the body of an animal (including the blood and the hide) or any semen, embryo or ovum;

(c)the person in possession, or supplier, of any animal protein or feedingstuffs that may contain animal protein; or

(d)the owner, or person in possession, of any milk or milk products.

(2) The notice must be in writing.

(3) The notice may—

(a)prohibit or require the movement of any animal onto or from the premises specified in the notice;

(b)prohibit the movement of any milk or milk products from the premises specified in the notice;

(c)specify those parts of premises to which an animal may or may not be allowed access;

(d)require the killing or slaughter of any animal;

(e)prohibit or require the movement onto or from premises specified in the notice of the body or any part of the body (including the blood and the hide) of any animal, any animal protein or feedingstuffs that may contain animal protein, and any animal semen, embryo or ovum;

(f)require the disposal of the body or any part of the body (including the blood and the hide) of any animal (whether or not it is one that was required to be detained), and any semen, embryo, ovum, milk or milk product as may be specified in the notice;

(g)require the disposal of any animal protein or feedingstuffs that may contain animal protein or specify how they are to be used;

(h)require the recall of any animal protein or feedingstuffs that may contain animal protein;

(i)require an occupier of a slaughterhouse—

(i)to take a sample from animals in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 2, or

(ii)to permit an official veterinarian to take a sample from animals in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 2;

(j)require that all or any part of the premises (and any associated equipment) is cleansed and disinfected where an inspector suspects there is a risk to public or animal health; or

(k)require any action that an inspector reasonably believes is necessary for controlling the spread of disease.

(4) A notice may specify how it must be complied with, and specify time limits.

(5) A notice must be complied with at the expense of the person on whom it is served, and if it is not complied with an inspector may arrange to have it complied with at that person’s expense.

(6) Failure to comply with a notice is an offence.

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