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The Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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4.—(1) These Regulations shall be enforced and executed by each relevant authority, namely the Scottish Ministers and each food authority within its area, as appropriate.

(2) For the purposes of the return to Belgium of any product as specified in regulation 2(1)(c) of these Regulations the competent authority for the purposes of the official certificate shall be the Scottish Ministers, any authorised officer of a food authority or any inspector appointed by such an authority, where it is also an authority with responsibilities under section 67 of the Agriculture Act 1970(1).

(3) An authorised officer of a relevant authority shall have the same powers of entry for the purposes of the exercise of that duty as are bestowed on an authorised officer of an enforcement authority by section 32 of the Act for purposes connected with the Act or Regulations or Orders under the Act and shall also have, in relation to any business producing material to feed to animals, the same power as an authorised officer of an enforcement authority has under that section in relation to a food business.

(4) Each food authority shall give such assistance and information to the Scottish Ministers and as they may request for the purpose of implementing the Commission Decision in relation to controlled entities.

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