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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Blood products intended for non-ruminant farmed animals

9.—(1) Any person collecting or transporting blood intended to be used for the production of blood products derived from non-ruminants must do so—

(a)in accordance with Section C of Chapter IV of Annex IV; and

(b)(where blood is being collected) from a slaughterhouse which has been registered or authorised by the Welsh Ministers for that purpose.

(2) Any person producing, storing, transporting, packaging or using—

(a)blood products derived from non-ruminants; or

(b)compound feed containing such products,

for feeding to non-ruminant farmed animals must do so in accordance with Section C of Chapter IV of Annex IV and in compliance with any authorisation issued by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of that Section.

(3) Any person producing such blood products or compound feed containing such products must do so in premises registered for the purposes of that Section by the Welsh Ministers, unless otherwise authorised by the Welsh Ministers in accordance with that Section.

(4) The documentation and label accompanying the blood or blood products must be in accordance with that Section.

(5) Any person who transports or stores the blood products (or compound feed containing such products) in bulk for feeding to non-ruminant farmed animals must do so in accordance with Section A of Chapter III of Annex IV—

(a)in compliance with any procedure which has been authorised by the Welsh Ministers for the purposes of that Section; and

(b)(in the case of storage plants to which point 2 of that Section applies), in storage plants which have been authorised for that purpose by the Welsh Ministers.

(6) Any person importing a consignment of the blood products (or compound feed containing them) from a third country for feeding to non-ruminant farmed animals must ensure the products are analysed in accordance with Section C of Chapter III of Annex IV in order to verify the absence of unauthorised constituents of animal origin.

(7) Any occupier of premises who keeps farmed animals for which the products are not intended must not use or store the products or any compound feed containing them on the premises except in the case of compound feed—

(a)where measures approved by the Welsh Ministers have been implemented in accordance with Section D of Chapter III of Annex IV; and

(b)in compliance with the conditions of any authorisation which may be issued to the occupier for that purpose.

(8) Failure to comply with this paragraph is an offence.

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