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Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 2

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) Regulations 2002

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2002 No. 2


ANIMALS, ENGLAND


ANIMAL HEALTH

The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) Regulations 2002

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 Made3.45 pm 4th January 2002 
 Laid before Parliament4th January 2002 
 Coming into force8.00 pm on 4th January 2002 


ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1.Title, commencement, extent and cessation
2.Interpretation
3.Approvals
4.Importation of live animals
5.Dispatch of live animals
6.Dispatch of fresh meat, minced meat and meat preparations
7.Dispatch of meat products
8.Dispatch of milk
9.Dispatch of milk products
10.Dispatch of semen, ova and embryos
11.Dispatch of hides and skins
12.Dispatch of animal products
13.Exemptions
14.Endorsement of commercial documents
15.Third country certificates
16.Dispatch of equidae
17.Offers to dispatch or export
18.Powers of inspectors
19.Powers of customs officers
20.Illegal consignments of animals
21.Illegal consignments of products
22.Fees
23.Obstruction
24.Furnishing false information
25.Offences by bodies corporate
26.Penalties
27.Certificates, approvals, etc. issued in another part of the British Islands
28.Enforcement
29.Revocations

 SCHEDULE 1Ports of Entry

 SCHEDULE 2Permitted areas

 SCHEDULE 3Cleansing and disinfection certificate

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, being designated[1] for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972[2] in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Community, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by that section, and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, makes the following Regulations:

Title, commencement, extent and cessation
    1. - (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) Regulations 2002; they extend to England and come into force at 8.00 p.m. on 4th January 2002.

    (2) These Regulations shall apply until midnight on 28th February 2002.

Interpretation
    2. - (1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires - 

    "approved" means approved in accordance with regulation 3;

    "the Decision" means Commission Decision 2001/740/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom and repealing Decision 2001/356/EC[3] as last amended by Commission Decision December 2001/938/EC (amending for the fifth time Decision 2001/740/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom[4]);

    "dispatch" means dispatch from a place within the restricted area to a place outside the restricted area and includes consigning for dispatch;

    "export" means export outside the British Islands and includes consigning for export;

    "inspector" means a person appointed by the Secretary of State or a local authority to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations or by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or a local authority for the purposes of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000[5] or the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations 1996[6] and includes a veterinary inspector;

    "HACCP" means Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points, which is a system in which the critical points of the manufacturing process have been identified, assessments have been made of the potential risks at those points, and necessary steps have been taken to minimise those risks;

    "local authority" means - 

    (a) where there is, within the meaning of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994[7], a unitary authority for that local government area, that authority;

    (b) where there is not a unitary authority - 

      (i) in a metropolitan district, the council of that district;

      (ii) in a non-metropolitan county, the council of that county;

      (iii) in each London borough (except in relation to imported animals) the council of that borough; or

      (iv) in the City of London, and for all London boroughs in relation to imported animals, the Common Council;

    "meat products" means meat products as defined in Article 2 of Council Directive 77/99/EEC (on health problems affecting the production and marketing of meat products and certain other products of animal origin[8]);

    "Minister" means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

    "milk" and "milk products" have the meaning given in Article 2 of Council Directive 92/46/EC (laying down the health rules for the production and placing on the market of raw milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products[9]);

    "official veterinary surgeon" means a person appointed as such under regulation 8 of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995[10];

    "restricted area" means the British Islands other than Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man; and

    "veterinary inspector" means a veterinary surgeon appointed for export certification by the Secretary of State or the Minister.

    (2) Any reference in these Regulations to an instrument of the European Community is to that instrument as amended at the time these Regulations are made.

    (3) A notice under these Regulations shall be in writing, may be subject to conditions and may be amended or revoked by further notice in writing at any time.

Approvals
    3. - (1) The Secretary of State shall approve premises for the purposes of these Regulations if she is satisfied that the occupier of the premises will comply with the conditions of these Regulations.

    (2) Any approval shall be in writing, may be made subject to conditions and may be amended, suspended or revoked by notice in writing at any time, and in particular may be suspended or revoked if the Secretary of State is reasonably of the opinion that the provisions of these Regulations are not being complied with.

    (3) Any requirement for approved premises shall be fulfilled if the premises are in a part of the British Islands outside England and are approved by the relevant authority for the purposes of the Decision.

Importation of live animals
    4. - (1) No person shall import any live animal of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease into England from another member State.

    (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to animals brought into one of the areas in Schedule 2 under the following conditions - 

    (a) the transport must be subject to authorisation by the competent authorities at the place from which the animals are sent;

    (b) the Secretary of State must be notified by those competent authorities, at least three working days before arrival in England, of the details of the consignment, the journey and the port of arrival;

    (c) before the animals are imported the importer must have obtained a movement licence under the Foot-And-Mouth Disease Order 1983[11] permitting movement from the port of import to the place of destination;

    (d) the animals must enter through a port specified in Schedule 1;

    (e) when animals are brought in by road, each vehicle must contain only a single consignment;

    (f) the consignment must be taken directly to a single holding in an area specified in Schedule 2;

    (g) after unloading the animals, and before the vehicle departs from Great Britain, the empty vehicle must be moved under a licence issued by an officer of the local authority or the Secretary of State to cleansing and disinfection premises approved by the Secretary of State;

    (h) after cleansing and disinfection the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate in the form set out in Schedule 3;

    (i) the driver of the vehicle shall keep the certificate with him until the vehicle leaves Great Britain and shall produce it to an inspector on demand.

Dispatch of live animals
    5. - (1) No person shall dispatch any live animal of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or any other biungulate.

    (2) By way of derogation from the preceding paragraph, the Secretary of State may by licence in writing authorise the dispatch of biungulate animals originating outside the restricted area if the animals travelled through that area in direct and uninterrupted transit on main roads or by rail or sea.

    (3) Without prejudice to the provisions of Council Directive 64/432/EEC (on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine[12]),Council Decision 98/256/EC (concerning emergency measures to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy[13]) and the restriction on movement imposed under the foot-and-mouth disease Order, the prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to the dispatch of live porcine animals under the following conditions - 

    (a) the animals belong to a species specified in the appropriate column in Schedule 2;

    (b) the animals must have been reared within the areas specified in the appropriate column in Schedule 2;

    (c) the dispatch has been authorised in writing by the Secretary of State;

    (d) there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the administrative area or areas in which the animal has been reared during the 90 days prior to dispatch;

    (e) during the 30 days prior to dispatch the animals must be subject to the supervision of the relevant veterinary authority on a single holding situated within the areas listed in the appropriate column of Schedule 2 in the centre of a circle around the holding of at least 10 kilometres radius where there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease during at least the past 30 days;

    (f) no animal of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease has been introduced into the holding during the past 30 days prior to loading, except in the case of animals coming from a supplying holding which meets the requirements laid down in sub-paragraph (e), in which case the period shall be 7 days;

    (g) during transport the animals must not come into contact with animals not from the same holding of dispatch, unless all the animals are consigned for direct slaughter and pure-bred breeding pigs, in which case they may be collected during the journey from not more than three holdings which meet the requirements of sub-paragraph (e);

    (h) animals for breeding or production must not be consigned to more than three holdings of destination, which must all be in the same member State (except in the case of pure-bred breeding pigs which have been collected during the journey from more than one holding, which may be consigned to a single holding of destination only);

    (i) the animals must be transported in means of transport that have been cleansed and disinfected before loading or collecting for dispatch;

    (j) the health certificates provided for in Council Directive 64/432/EEC accompanying the animals shall bear the following words - 

      " Animals conforming to Commission Decision 2001/740/EC of 19 October 2001 concerning certain protective measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (4) Movement of animals between holdings which are in the same occupancy and which have been granted a sole occupancy licence under article 31 of the Foot-And-Mouth Disease Order 1983 shall be disregarded for the purposes of establishing when animals were last moved on to a holding.

Dispatch of fresh meat, minced meat and meat preparations
    6. - (1) No person shall dispatch any fresh meat of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulate coming from the restricted area or obtained from animals originating in that area.

    (2) In paragraph (1), the reference to "fresh meat" includes minced meat and meat preparations to which Council Directive 94/65/EC (laying down the requirements for the production and placing on the market of minced meat and meat preparations [14]) applies.

    (3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to - 

    (a) fresh meat, minced meat or meat preparations obtained before 1st February 2001, provided that the meat, minced meat or meat preparation is clearly identified and since that date has been transported and stored separately from meat, minced meat or meat preparations which is not destined for dispatch; or

    (b) fresh meat obtained from approved cutting plants under the following conditions - 

      (i) the only meat processed in the establishment at the time of processing meat eligible for dispatch under these Regulations is fresh meat described in sub-paragraph (a), fresh meat from animals reared and slaughtered outside the restricted area, or fresh meat obtained from animals reared and slaughtered within the areas listed in Schedule 2;

      (ii) cleansing and disinfection must be carried out after processing any meat not meeting the requirement in paragraph (3)(b)(i);

      (iii) all the meat must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex I to Council Directive 64/433/EEC (on health problems affecting the production and marketing of meat products and certain other products of animal origin[15]) or, in the case of meat from farmed game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease, the health mark provided for in Chapter III of Annex I to Council Directive 91/495/EEC (concerning public health and animal health problems affecting the production and placing on the market of rabbit meat and farmed game meat [16]) or in the case of wild game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease, in accordance with the provisions of Annex I of Chapter VII of Council Directive 92/45/EC (on public health and animal health problems relating to the killing of wild game and the placing on the market of wild game meat[17]);

      (iv) the cutting plant must be operated under strict veterinary control; and

      (v) the meat must be clearly identified, transported and stored separately from meat, minced meat and meat preparations which is not destined for dispatch;

    (c) minced meat and meat preparations obtained from establishments approved under the Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and also approved under these Regulations under the following conditions - 

      (i) the only meat processed in the establishment at the time of processing meat eligible for dispatch under these Regulations is fresh meat described in sub-paragraph (a), fresh meat from animals reared and slaughtered outside the restricted area or fresh meat obtained from animals reared and slaughtered within the areas listed in Schedule 2;

      (ii) cleansing and disinfection must be carried out after processing any meat not meeting the requirement in paragraph (3)(c)(i);

      (iii) all the minced meat and meat preparations must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter VI of Annex 1 to Council Directive 94/65/EC;

      (iv) the plant must be operated under strict veterinary control; and

      (v) the minced meat and meat preparations must be clearly identified and transported and stored separately from meat, minced meat and meat preparations which are not destined for dispatch;

    (d) fresh meat, minced meat or meat preparations obtained from bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine animals or farmed game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease and conforming to the following conditions - 

      (i) the meat must be obtained from animals reared within the areas specified for the respective category of meat in the appropriate column in Schedule 2;

      (ii) there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the administrative area from which the animal is sourced during the 90 days prior to dispatch;

      (iii) during the 30 days prior to transport to the slaughterhouse the animals have remained subject to the supervision of the relevant competent authority on a single holding situated within the areas listed in Schedule 2 in the centre of a circle around the holding of at least 10 kilometres radius where there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease during at least the past 30 days;

      (iv) no animal of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease has been introduced into the holding referred to in sub-paragraph (d)(iii) above during the past 30 days prior to loading, or in the case of farmed game prior to on-farm slaughtering, except in the case of porcine or bovine animals coming from a supplying holding which meets the requirements laid down in that sub-paragraph, in which case this period shall be 7 days;

      (v) the animals, or in the case of farmed game slaughtered on the farm, the carcases, must be transported under licence in writing granted by an officer of the local authority where the holding is situated, directly from the holding to an approved establishment situated in a county in England listed in Schedule 2;

      (vi) the licence must be indorsed by a person authorized in writing by the Secretary of State to confirm that they have checked farm movement records, inspected the vehicle for cleansing and disinfection and observed the loading of the consignment;

      (vii) the means of transport must be cleansed and disinfected before the animals (or, in the case of farmed game, the first carcases) of a consignment are loaded or collected;

      (viii) the person consigning the animals to the slaughterhouse must give at least 72 hours written notice to the official veterinary surgeon at the slaughterhouse that animals the meat of which is intended for dispatch under this paragraph will be sent to the slaughterhouse;

      (ix) the animals must be slaughtered within 24 hours of arrival at the establishment separately from animals whose meat is not eligible for dispatch;

      (x) during inspection by the official veterinary surgeon at the slaughterhouse no evidence of clinical or post-mortem signs of foot-and-mouth disease were established;

      (xi) the meat derived from such animals remained in the establishment for at least 24 hours after slaughter;

      (xii) all fresh meat must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter XI of Annex I to Council Directive 64/433/EEC or in the case of farmed game the health mark provided for in Chapter III of Annex I of Council Directive 91/495/EEC;

      (xiii) the slaughterhouse must be operated under strict veterinary control;

      (xiv) in the case where foot-and-mouth disease has been diagnosed in the slaughterhouse, any further preparation of meat for dispatch shall only be authorized after the slaughter of all animals present, removal of all meat and dead animals and not earlier than 24 hours after the completion of the total cleaning and disinfection of the establishment under the control of a veterinary inspector;

      (xv) the fresh meat must be clearly identified, and transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for dispatch;

    (e) fresh meat obtained from wild game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease and conforming to the following conditions - 

      (i) the meat must be obtained from wild game killed within the areas specified for the respective category of meat in the appropriate column in Schedule 2;

      (ii) there has been no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the administrative area from which the animal was sourced during the 90 days prior to dispatch;

      (iii) the meat originates from animals killed at least 20 kilometres from areas not included in Schedule 2;

      (iv) after the animals were killed, the carcases were handled in accordance with the provisions of Annex I, Chapter III of Council Directive 92/45/EC and transported to an establishment which is either a wild game collection centre or an approved processing house, for chilling;

      (v) the wild game collection centre or the approved processing house must be in an area in Schedule 2;

      (vi) the person consigning the carcases to the collection center or approved processing house must give at least 72 hours written notice to the official veterinary surgeon responsible for the collection center or approved processing house that game which is intended under this paragraph will be sent;

      (vii) during post-mortem inspection by the official veterinary surgeon the carcases were found free of lesions of foot-and-mouth disease;

      (viii) the meat derived from the animals remained in the establishment for at least 24 hours after the post-mortem inspection;

      (ix) at all stages of production the meat must have been handled in accordance with the requirements of Council Directive 92/45/EEC;

      (x) the meat must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter VII of Annex I to Council Directive 92/45/EEC;

      (xi) the establishment must be operated under strict veterinary control;

      (xii) in the case where foot-and-mouth disease has been diagnosed in the establishment, any further preparation of meat for dispatch shall only be authorized after the slaughter of all animals present, removal of all meat and dead animals and not earlier than 24 hours after the completion of the total cleaning and disinfection of the establishment under the control of a veterinary inspector;

      (xiii) the fresh meat must be clearly identified, and transported and stored separately from meat which is not eligible for dispatch;

    (f) fresh meat destined for placing on the market in Great Britain and obtained from cutting plants situated in the British Islands outside the areas listed in Schedule 2 under the following conditions - 

      (i) the meat is derived from animals reared and slaughtered in Great Britain;

      (ii) the meat remained in the slaughterhouse for at least 24 hours after slaughter;

      (iii) the cutting plants processing the meat are approved by the competent authority exclusively for the production of fresh meat destined for dispatch only within the United Kingdom;

      (iv) all such meat shall be transported, stored and processed separately from meat eligible for dispatch and shall bear the health mark in accordance with Commission Decision 2001/304/EC (on marking and use of certain animal products in relation to Decision 2001/172/EC[18]);

      (v) all meat originating in the restricted area and processed in cutting plants referred to in sub-paragraph (f)(iii) shall only be placed on the market in the restricted area;

      (vi) the plants must be operated under strict veterinary control.

    (4) Movement of bovine or porcine animals between holdings which are in the same occupancy and which have been granted a sole occupancy licence under article 31 of the Foot-And-Mouth Disease Order 1983 shall be disregarded for the purposes of establishing when animals were last moved on to a holding.

    (5) Meat, minced meat or meat preparations consigned to another member State shall be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which bears the following words - 

      " Meat conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

Dispatch of meat products
    7. - (1) No person shall dispatch meat products of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or any other biungulate coming from the restricted area or prepared using meat obtained from animals originating in that area.

    (2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to meat products which have undergone one of the treatments laid down in Article 4(1) of Council Directive 80/215/EEC (on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in meat products[19]), or to meat products as defined in Council Directive 77/99/EEC which have been subjected during preparation uniformly throughout the substance to a pH value of less than 6.

    (3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to - 

    (a) meat products prepared before 1st February 2001, provided that the meat products are clearly identified and since that date have been transported and stored separately from meat products which are not destined for dispatch;

    (b) meat products prepared in approved establishments which at the time of processing of meat eligible for dispatch met the following conditions - 

      (i) all fresh meat used in the establishment must conform to the conditions in regulation 6(3);

      (ii) all meat products used in the final product must conform to the conditions in sub-paragraph (a) or be made from fresh meat obtained from animals reared and slaughtered outside the restricted area;

      (iii) all meat products must bear the health mark in accordance with Chapter VI of Annex B to Council Directive 77/99/EEC;

      (iv) the establishment must be operated under strict veterinary control; and

      (v) the meat products must be clearly identified and transported and stored separately from meat and other meat products which are not destined for dispatch; or

    (c) meat products prepared in parts of the United Kingdom outside the restricted area using meat obtained before 1 February 2001 from the restricted area provided that the meat and meat products are clearly identified and transported and stored separately from meat and meat products not destined for dispatch.

    (4) Meat products consigned to another member State shall be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which bears the following words - 

      " Meat products conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to meat products which conform to the requirements of paragraph (2) if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and the products have been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

    (6) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to meat products treated in hermetically sealed containers so as to ensure they are shelf stable if the heat treatment applied is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment.

Dispatch of milk
    8. - (1) No person shall dispatch milk.

    (2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to milk which has been subjected to at least - 

    (a) an initial pasteurisation in accordance with the norms defined in paragraph 3(b) of Chapter 1 in Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC (laying down animal health and public health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of products not subject to the said requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A(I) to Directive 89/662/EEC and, as regards pathogens, to Directive 90/425/EEC[20]) followed by a second heat treatment by high temperature pasteurisation, UHT, sterilisation so as to produce a negative reaction to the peroxidase test or by a drying process which includes a heat treatment with an equivalent effect to one of the above; or

    (b) an initial pasteurisation in accordance with the norms defined in paragraph 3(b) of Chapter 1 in Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC, combined with treatment by which the pH is lowered below 6 and held there for at least one hour.

    (3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to milk prepared in approved establishments under the following conditions - 

    (a) all milk used in the establishment must either conform to the conditions of paragraph (2) or be obtained from animals reared and milked outside the restricted area;

    (b) the establishment must be operated under strict veterinary control;

    (c) the milk must be clearly identified and transported and stored separately from milk and milk products which are not destined for dispatch; and

    (d) transport of raw milk from outside the restricted area to the establishment must be carried out in vehicles which were cleansed and disinfected prior to operation and had no subsequent contact with holdings in the restricted area keeping animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease.

    (4) Milk consigned to another member State shall be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which bears the following words - 

      " Milk conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to milk which conforms to the requirements of paragraph (2) if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and the milk has been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

    (6) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to milk which conforms with the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) or (b) and which has been treated in hermetically sealed containers so as to ensure they are shelf stable if the heat treatment applied is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment.

Dispatch of milk products.
    9. - (1) No person shall dispatch milk products.

    (2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to - 

    (a) milk products produced before 1st February 2001;

    (b) milk products prepared from milk which complies with paragraphs (2) or (3) of regulation 8;

    (c) milk products destined for dispatch to a third country where import conditions permit such products to be subject to treatment other than laid down in these Regulations which ensures the inactivation of the foot-and-mouth disease virus;

    (d) milk products intended for human consumption produced from milk of a pH less than 7.0 and subjected to heat treatment at a temperature of at least 72°C for at least 15 seconds or an equivalent treatment;

    (e) milk products intended for human consumption produced from raw milk of bovine, ovine or caprine animals which have been resident for at least 30 days on a holding situated, within the restricted area, in the centre of a circle of at least 10 km radius where no outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred during the 30 days prior to producing the raw milk, and which are subject to a maturation or ripening process of at least 90 days during which the pH is lowered below 6.0 throughout the substance, and the rind of which has been treated with 0.2% citric acid immediately prior to wrapping or packaging.

    (3) The prohibitions described in paragraph (1) shall not apply to - 

    (a) milk products prepared in approved establishments under the following conditions - 

      (i) all milk used in the establishment must either conform to the conditions of regulation 8(2) or be obtained from animals outside the restricted area;

      (ii) all milk products used in the final product must either conform to the conditions of paragraph (2)(a) or (b) of this regulation or be made from milk obtained from animals outside the restricted area;

      (iii) the milk products must only be intended for human consumption and all milk products used in the final product will either conform to the conditions of paragraphs 3(a) (i) and (ii) above or meet the conditions of paragraph (2)(d) or (2)(e) of this regulation;

      (iv) the establishment shall be under strict veterinary control; and

      (v) the milk products must be clearly identified and transported and stored separately from milk and milk products which are not destined for dispatch; or

    (b) milk products prepared in parts of the United Kingdom outside the restricted area using milk obtained before 1 February 2001 from the restricted area provided that the milk products are clearly identified and transported and stored separately from milk products not destined for dispatch.

    (4) Milk products consigned to another member State shall be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which bears the following words - 

      " Milk products conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to milk products which conform to the requirements of paragraph (2)(a), (b), (d) or (e) if such compliance is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed in accordance with regulation 14, and the milk products have been processed in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that standards for treatment are met and recorded.

    (6) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to milk products which conform to the requirements of paragraph (2)(a), (b), (d) or (e) and which have been treated in hermetically sealed containers so as to ensure they are shelf stable if the heat treatment applied is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment.

Dispatch of semen, ova and embryos
    10. - (1) No person shall dispatch semen, ova or embryos of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates.

    (2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to - 

    (a) frozen bovine and porcine semen produced before 1st February 2001; or

    (b) frozen bovine and porcine semen and bovine embryos imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with the conditions laid down in - 

      (i) Council Directive 88/407/EEC (laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of deep-frozen semen of domestic animals of the bovine species[21]);

      (ii) Council Directive 89/556/EEC (on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in and importation from third countries of embryos of domestic animals of the bovine species[22]); and

      (iii) Council Directive 90/429/EEC (laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species[23]);

    and which since introduction into the United Kingdom have been stored and transported separately from semen and embryos to which the prohibition in paragraph (1) applies;

    (c) frozen bovine and porcine semen produced in accordance with the provisions of Council Directive 88/407/EEC or Council Directive 90/429/EEC after 30th September 2001 and also approved under these Regulations, subject to the following conditions - 

      (i) the donor bull or boar showed no clinical sign of foot-and-mouth disease on the day of collection of the semen;

      (ii) no animal was introduced into the semen collection centre during the 30 days prior to the collection of the semen;

      (iii) the semen collection centre has been free from foot-and-mouth disease for at least three months and no case of foot-and-mouth disease occurred within a 10 kilometre radius around the semen collection centre for the 30 days before and after the collection of the semen;

      (iv) no animal in the semen collection centre has been vaccinated against foot-and-mouth disease;

      (v) the donor bull or boar showed a negative response to a test for antibodies against foot-and-mouth disease virus carried out at least 21 days after the collection of the last semen of the consignment and the negative test results were available before dispatch of the semen, except that this test is not required for donor animals accommodated in semen collection centres situated in any area specified in Schedule 2;

      (vi) prior to dispatch the frozen semen was stored for a period of at least 30 days immediately following collection and during the first 30 days of the storage period no animal in the semen collection centre where the donor boar or bull was kept showed any sign of foot-and-mouth disease;

      (vii) the semen was collected, processed and stored separately from semen which is not eligible for dispatch; and

      (viii) all semen collected, processed and frozen in the semen collection centre was dispatched from the semen collection centre in a way that avoids any risk of introducing foot-and-mouth disease into the centre.

    (3) The health certificate provided for in Council Directive 88/407/EEC accompanying frozen bovine semen consigned to another member State shall bear the following words - 

      " Frozen bovine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (4) The health certificate provided for in Council Directive 89/556/EEC accompanying bovine embryos consigned to another member State shall bear the following words - 

      " Bovine embryos conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (5) The health certificate provided for in Council Directive 90/429/EC accompanying porcine semen to other member States shall bear the following words - 

      " Frozen porcine semen conforming to Commission Decision 2001/740/EC of 19th October 2001 on certain protective measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

Dispatch of hides and skins
    11. - (1) No person shall dispatch hides and skins of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates.

    (2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to hides and skins which were produced before 1st February 2001 or which conform to the requirements of paragraph 1(A) indents 2 to 5 or paragraph 1(B), indents 3 and 4 of Chapter 3 of Annex I to Directive 92/118/EEC if treated hides and skins are separated effectively from untreated hides and skins.

    (3) Hides and skins consigned to another member State must be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate stating - 

      " Hides and skins conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (4) Paragraph (3) shall not apply to hides and skins which conform to the requirements of either

    (a) paragraph 1(A) indents 2 to 5 of Chapter 3 of Annex 1 to Council Directive 92/118/EEC; or

    (b) paragraph 1(B) indents 3 and 4 of Chapter 3 to Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC

if compliance with those conditions is stated in the commercial document accompanying the consignment, endorsed (in the case of sub-paragraph (b)) in accordance with regulation 14.

Dispatch of animal products
    12. - (1) No person shall dispatch animal products of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates not otherwise mentioned in these Regulations produced after 1st February 2001.

    (2) No person shall dispatch dung or manure.

    (3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to - 

    (a) animal products which have been subjected to - 

      (i) heat treatment in a hermetically sealed container with a Fo value of 3.00 or more; or

      (ii) heat treatment in which the centre temperature is raised to at least 70oC;

    (b) blood and blood products as defined in Chapter 7 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC which have been subjected to - 

      (i) heat treatment at a temperature of 65oC for at least three hours followed by an effectiveness check;

      (ii) irradiation at 2.5 megarads or gamma rays followed by an effectiveness check;

      (iii) change of pH to pH5 or lower for at least two hours, followed by an effectiveness check; or

      (iv) a treatment as provided for in Chapter 4 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC;

    (c) lard and rendered fats which have been subjected to the heat treatment prescribed in paragraph 2(A) of chapter 9 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC;

    (d) animal casings to which the provisions of paragraph B Chapter 2 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC apply adapted as necessary to suit the case;

    (e) sheep wool, ruminant hair and pigs' bristles which have undergone factory washing or have been obtained from tanning and unprocessed sheep wool, ruminant hair and pigs' bristles which are securely enclosed in packaging and dry;

    (f) semi-moist and dried petfood conforming to the requirements of paragraphs 2 and 3 respectively of Chapter 4 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC;

    (g) composite products which are not subjected to further treatment containing products of animal origin on the understanding that the treatment was not necessary for finished products the ingredients of which comply with the respective animal health conditions laid down in these Regulations;

    (h) game trophies in accordance with paragraph 2(b) of Part B of Chapter 13 to Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC; or

    (i) packed products intended for use as in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagents.

    (4) The animal products must be accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate stating - 

      " Animal products conforming to Commission Decision 2001/172/EC of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom".

    (5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to products specified in sub-paragraphs (b), (c) or (d) of paragraph (3) which have a commercial document required under the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations 1996[24] endorsed in accordance with regulation 14 of these Regulations.

    (6) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to products specified in sub-paragraphs (e) of paragraph (3) which are accompanied by a commercial document stating either - 

    (a) that the products have undergone factory washing or have been obtained from tanning; or

    (b) that the products comply with the conditions laid down in paragraphs (2) and (4) of Chapter 15 of Annex I to Council Directive 92/118/EEC.

    (7) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to products specified in sub-paragraph (g) of paragraph (3) which have been produced in an establishment operating HACCP and an auditable standard operating procedure which ensures that pre-processed ingredients comply with the requirements of these regulations and they have a commercial document endorsed in accordance with regulation 14.

    (8) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to products specified in sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (3) if they are accompanied by a commercial document stating that the products are for use as in-vitro diagnostic or laboratory reagents, provided that the products are clearly labelled "for in-vitro diagnostic use only" or "for laboratory use only".

Exemptions
    13.The prohibitions in regulations 7, 8, 9 and 12 shall not apply in relation to - 

    (a) products produced and packaged outside the United Kingdom if the packaging indicates the country of origin and they remain in their original packaging; or

    (b) products which are - 

      (i) produced in an establishment in the restricted area approved by the Secretary of State or the Minister from pre-processed products originating outside that area which, since introduction into the United Kingdom have been transported, stored and processed separately from products not destined for dispatch; and

      (ii) accompanied by a commercial document or official certificate as required by these Regulations.

Endorsement of commercial documents
    14. - (1) Where reference is made to a commercial document being endorsed in accordance with this regulation, the document must have attached to it an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate stating that the production process has been audited and found to be in accordance with these Regulations and suitable to destroy the foot-and-mouth disease virus or that the products concerned have been produced from pre-processed materials which have been certified accordingly and that provisions are in place to avoid possible re-contamination with the foot-and-mouth disease virus after treatment.

    (2) The certificate shall bear a reference to the Decision, shall be valid for 30 days, shall state the expiry date and shall be renewable after inspection of the establishment.

    (3) In case of products for retail sale to the final consumer, a consolidated load of products other than fresh meat, minced meat and meat preparations, each of which is eligible for dispatch in accordance with these Regulations, may be dispatched from approved premises accompanied by a commercial document endorsed by the attachment of a copy of an official veterinary certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate which - 

    (a) confirms that the premises of dispatch has in place a system to ensure that goods can only be dispatched if they are traceable to documentary evidence of compliance with these Regulations;

    (b) confirms that this system has been audited and found satisfactory;

    (c) refers to the Decision;

    (d) is valid for 30 days;

    (e) states the expiry date; and

    (f) is renewable only after the establishment had been audited with satisfactory results.

Third country certificates
    15.No person shall dispatch anything to which these Regulations apply to a third country unless the consignment is accompanied by an official certificate prepared by the Secretary of State or the Minister and signed by a person appointed as an officer of the kind specified in the certificate certifying compliance with the Regulations.

Dispatch of equidae
    16.Any person dispatching equidae shall ensure that they are accompanied by a health certificate in accordance with the model in Annex C of Directive 90/426/EEC on animal health conditions governing the movement and import from third countries of equidae[25].

Offers to dispatch or export
    17.No person shall offer to dispatch or export, or accept orders for the dispatch or export of, anything prohibited from being dispatched or exported by these Regulations, whether on the internet or otherwise.

Powers of inspectors
    18. - (1) An inspector shall, on producing, if required to do so, some duly authenticated document showing his authority, have the right at all reasonable hours to enter any land or premises for the purposes of ascertaining whether there is or has been on the premises any contravention of these Regulations; and in this regulation "premises" includes any place, installation, vehicle (including any container, trailer, semi-trailer, caravan or other thing which is designed or adapted to be towed by another vehicle), train, ship, vessel, boat, craft, hovercraft or aircraft.

    (2) An inspector shall have powers to carry out all checks and examinations necessary for the enforcement of these Regulations, and in particular may - 

    (a) carry out inspections of any processes used for the marking and identification of animals, any premises and any installation;

    (b) examine documentary or data processing material relevant to the checks carried out under these Regulations; and

    (c) take with him a representative of the European Commission acting for the purposes of the Decision.

Powers of customs officers
    19.A customs officer may detain any vehicle, vessel, container or anything which he reasonably suspects to contain animals or products controlled by these Regulations for as long as is reasonably necessary to enable an inspector to exercise a power under these Regulations.

Illegal consignments of animals
    20. - (1) Where an inspector knows or suspects that animals are intended for dispatch and do not comply with the requirements of these Regulations he may serve a notice on the person in charge of the consignment prohibiting the dispatch of the animals in the consignment until he is satisfied that the animals comply with the Regulations.

    (2) No person shall dispatch anything subject to a notice served under this regulation unless it has been revoked.

    (3) Animals imported in contravention of these Regulations shall be dealt with as specified in regulation 13 of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000[26].

Illegal consignments of products
    21. - (1) This regulation shall have effect when an inspector, on reasonable grounds, suspects that anything other than animals is intended to be dispatched in contravention of these Regulations.

    (2) The inspector may either - 

    (a) give notice to the person in charge of the consignment that, until the notice is withdrawn, it may not be removed or must be removed to and stored in a place specified in the notice; or

    (b) seize it and remove it in order to have it dealt with by a justice of the peace.

    (3) Where an inspector exercises the power conferred by paragraph (2) (a) he shall as soon as is reasonably practicable and in any event within 21 days, determine whether the consignment is one which may be dispatched under these Regulations, and - 

    (a) if he is satisfied that its dispatch is not in contravention of these Regulations, he shall withdraw the notice;

    (b) if he is not so satisfied, shall seize it and remove it in order to have it dealt with by a justice of the peace.

    (4) Where an inspector seizes a consignment under paragraph (2)(b) or (3)(b), he shall inform the person appearing to him to be in charge of the consignment of his intention to have it dealt with by a justice of the peace, and - 

    (a) any person who might be liable for prosecution under these Regulations in relation to the dispatch shall, if he attends before the justices of the peace by whom the consignment falls to be dealt with, be entitled to be heard and to call witnesses; and

    (b) the justice of the peace may, but need not, be a member of the court before which any person is charged with an offence under these Regulations in relation to that consignment.

    (5) If it appears to a justice of the peace that there was an intention to dispatch the consignment in contravention of these Regulations he shall, unless he is satisfied that the consignment can be returned to the owner without risk of a further attempt to dispatch it in contravention of these Regulations, order that the consignment shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of so as to prevent it from being despatched.

    (6) When an order is made under the preceding paragraph, the owner, the consignor and the consignee shall be jointly and severally liable for the costs reasonably incurred in its storage and its destruction or disposal.

    (7) Where a notice served under this regulation is withdrawn or the justice of the peace refuses to make an order under paragraph (5), the body who appointed the inspector who served the notice shall compensate the owner of the consignment for any depreciation in its value resulting from the action taken by the inspector; but this paragraph shall not apply if the notice was served because the consignment was not accompanied by the correct documentation, and the consignment was detained until the correct documentation was provided.

Fees
    22.The Food Standards Agency may charge the occupier of any premises at which supervision or inspection is carried out for the purposes of establishing the eligibility for dispatch of products under these Regulations a reasonable fee in respect of costs reasonably incurred.

Obstruction
    23. - (1) No person shall - 

    (a) intentionally obstruct any person acting in the execution of these Regulations;

    (b) without reasonable cause, fail to give to any person acting in the execution of these Regulations any assistance or information which that person may reasonably require for the purposes of his functions under these Regulations, or

    (c) furnish to any person acting in the execution of these Regulations any information which he knows to be false or misleading.

    (2) Nothing in paragraph (1)(b) above shall be construed as requiring any person to answer any question or give any information if to do so might incriminate him.

Furnishing false information
    24.No person shall furnish to any person acting in the execution of these Regulations any information which he knows to be false or misleading.

Offences by bodies corporate
    25. - (1) Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under these Regulations, and that offence is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of - 

    (a) any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or

    (b) any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity,

he as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of the offence and be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

    (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) above, "director" in relation to a body corporate whose affairs are managed by its members, means a member of the body corporate.

Penalties
    26. - (1) A person contravening any provision of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence.

    (2) A person guilty of an offence under regulation 17 or regulation 23(1)(a) or (b) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.

    (3) A person guilty of any other offence under these Regulations shall be liable - 

    (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment not exceeding three months or to both;

    (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

Certificates, approvals, etc. issued in another part of the British Islands
    27. - (1) Where these Regulations require any certificate, licence or approval to be issued or granted by the Secretary of State in England, an equivalent certificate, licence or approval issued in another part of the British Islands by the relevant competent authority is valid.

    (2) Where these Regulations require anything to be processed in approved premises in England, anything processed in premises approved for those purposes in another part of the British Islands shall be treated as if it had been processed in approved premises in England.

Enforcement
    28.These Regulations shall be enforced by the Secretary of State or the local authority.

Revocations
    29.The Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 14) Regulations 2001[27] are revoked.


Elliot Morley
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

4th January 2002



SCHEDULE 1
Regulation 4


Ports of Entry


Dover



SCHEDULE 2
Regulations 4, 5 and 6


Permitted areas





COUNTIES IN ENGLAND
Administrative UnitCountyBS/GPFGWGLBLP
Bedfordshire consisting of    +++++++
    Bedford

                         
    Luton District

                         
Berkshire consisting of+++++++ 
    Bracknell Forest

                         
    Reading

                         
    West Berkshire

                         
    Windsor & Maidenhead

                         
    Wokingham

                         
    Slough

                         
Buckinghamshire+++++++ 
    Buckinghamshire County

                         
    Milton Keynes

                         
Cambridgeshire consisting of    +++++++
    Cambridgeshire County

                      
    City of Peterborough

                         
Cheshire consisting of    +++++++
    Halton

                         
    Cheshire County

                         
    Warrington

                         
Cornwall County    +++++++
    Cornwall County

                         
Derbyshire consisting of    +++++++
    City of Derby

                         
    Derbyshire County

                         
Devon consisting of    +++++++
    Torbay

                         
    City of Plymouth

                         
    Devon County

                         
Dorset consisting of    +++++++
    Dorset County

                         
    Bournemouth

                         
    Poole

                         
Essex consisting of    +++++++
    Southend-on-Sea

                         
    Essex County

                         
    Thurrock

                         
Gloucestershire consisting of    +++++++
    South Gloucestershire

                         
    Gloucestershire County

                         
Hampshire consisting of    +++++++
    Hampshire County

                         
    City of Portsmouth

                         
    City of Southampton

                         
Isle of Wight    +++++++
    Isle of Wight

                         
Hereford & Worcester consisting of    +++++++
    Worcestershire County

                         
    County of Herefordshire

                         
    Hertfordshire+++++++
    Hertfordshire

                         
Kent consisting of    +++++++
    Medway

                         
    Kent County

                         
Lancashire consisting of                          
    Blackburn and Darwen

+++++++
    Blackpool

+++++++
    Lancashire County

++++-++
Leicestershire consisting of    +++++++
    City of Leicester

                         
    Rutland

                         
    Leicestershire County

                         
Lincolnshire    +++++++
    Lincolnshire County

                         
Merseyside consisting of    +++++++
    Knowsley District

                         
    Liverpool District

                         
    Sefton District

                         
    St Helens District

                         
East London    +++++++
    Greater London Authority

                         
South East London    +++++++
    Greater London Authority

                         
Norfolk    +++++++
    Norfolk County

                         
Northamptonshire    +++++++
    Northamptonshire County

                         
Nottinghamshire consisting of    +++++++
    City of Nottingham

                         
    Nottinghamshire County

                         
Oxfordshire    +++++++
    Oxfordshire County

                         
Avon consisting of    +++++++
    Bath & North East Somerset

                         
    City of Bristol

                         
    South Gloucestershire

                         
    North Somerset

                         
Shropshire consisting of    +++++++
    Telford and Wrekin

                         
    Shropshire County

                         
Somerset    +++++++
    Somerset County

                         
Staffordshire consisting of    +++++++
    City of Stoke-on-Trent

                         
    Staffordshire County

                         
Suffolk    +++++++
    Suffolk County

                         
Isles of Scilly +++++++
    Isles of Scilly

                         
Surrey    +++++++
    Surrey County

                         
East Sussex consisting of    +++++++
    Brighton & Hove

                         
    East Sussex County

                         
West Sussex    +++++++
    West Sussex County

                         
Warwickshire    +++++++
    Warwickshire County

                         
Greater Manchester consisting of    +++++++
    Tameside District

                         
    Oldham District

                         
    Rochdale District

                         
    Bury District

                         
    Bolton District

       
    Salford District

                         
    Trafford District

                         
    Manchester District

                         
    Stockport District

                         
    Wigan District

                         
Wiltshire consisting of    +++++++
    Swindon

                         
    Wiltshire County

                         
West Midlands consisting of    +++++++
    Birmingham District

                         
    Dudley District

                         
    Sandwell District

                         
    Solihull District

                         
    Walshall District

                         
    Wolverhampton District

                         
    Coventry District

                         
South Yorkshire consisting of    +++++++
    Barnsley District

                         
    Doncaster District

                         
    Rotherham District

                         
    Sheffield District

                         
West Yorkshire consisting of    ++++-++
    Wakefield District

                         
    Kirklees District

                         
    Calderdale District

                         
Beverley-North Yorkshire consisting of    ++++-++
    York

                         
    Selby District

                         
Humberside consisting of    ++++-++
    East Riding of Yorkshire

                         
    City of Kingston upon Hull

                         
    North East Lincolnshire

                         
    North Lincolnshire

                         


COUNTIES IN SCOTLAND
Administrative UnitCountyBS/GPFGWGLBLP
Shetland Islands +++++++
    Shetland Islands

                         
Orkney Islands    +++++++
    Orkney Islands

       
Western Islands    +++++++
    NA H-Eilcanan An lar

                         
Wick consisting of    +++++++
    Part of Highland

                         
Elgin consisting of    +++++++
    Moray Part of Highland

                         
Inverness consisting of    +++++++
 Part of Highland

                         
Aberdeenshire consisting of    +++++++
    Aberdeen City

                         
    Aberdeenshire

                         
Forfar consisting of    +++++++
    Angus

                         
    Dundee City

                         
Perth consisting of    +++++++
    Clackmannanshire

                         
    Perth & Kinross

                         
Cupar    +++++++
    Fife

                         
Edinburgh consisting of    +++++++
    Falkirk

                         
    Midlothian

                         
    West Lothian

                         
    City of Edinburgh

                         
    East Lothian

                         
Galashiels    ++++-++
    Scottish Borders

                      
Stirling    +++++++
    Stirling

                         
Oban    +++++++
    Argyll and Bute

                         
Hamilton consisting of    +++++++
    East Dunbartonshire

                         
    East Renfrewshire

                         
    City of Glasgow

                         
    Inverclyde

                         
    North Lanarkshire

                         
    Renfrewshire

                         
    South Lanarkshire

                         
    West Dunbartonshire

                         
Ayr consisting of    +++++++
    East Ayrshire

                         
    North Ayrshire

                         
    South Ayrshire

                         
Stranraer consisting of    ++++-++
    Part of Dumfries & Galloway

                         
Dumfries consisting of    ++++-++
    Part of Dumfries & Galloway

                         


COUNTIES IN WALES
Administrative UnitCountyBS/GPFGWGLBLP
Powys consisting of    +++++++
    Gogledd/North Powys

                         
    De/South Powys

                         
Gwynedd consisting of    +++++++
    Conwy

                         
    Gwynedd

                         
    Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey

                      
Dyfed consisting of    +++++++
    Sir Gaerfyrddin - Carmarthen

                         
    Ceredigion

                         
    Sir Benfro - Pembrokeshire

                         
Clwyd consisting of    +++++++
    Sir Ddinbych - Denbigshire

                         
    Sir Y Fflint - Flintshire

                         
    Wrecsam - Wrexham

                         
South Glamorgan consisting of    +++++++
    Bro Morgannwg - The Vale of Glamorgan

                         
    Caerdydd - Cardiff

                         
Mid Glamorgan consisting of    +++++++
    Caerffili - Caerphilly

                         
    Merthyr Tudful - Merthyr Tydfil

                         
    Pen-y-Bont Ar Ogwr - Bridgend

                         
    Rhondda Cynon Taf/Taff

                         
West Glamorgan consisting of    +++++++
    Abertawe - Swansea

                         
    Castell-Nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port

                         
    Talbot

                        
Gwent consisting of    +++++++
    Blaenau Gwent

                         
    Casnewydd - Newport

                      
    Sir Fynwy - Monmouthshire

                         
    Tor-faen - Torfaen

                         

B = bovine meat

S/G = sheep and goat meat

P = pig meat

FG = farmed game of species susceptible to food-and-mouth disease

WG = wild game of species susceptible to food-and-mouth disease

LB = live bovine animals

LP = live pigs

+ means an area where the animals indicated in the column may be sourced.



SCHEDULE 3

Cleansing and disinfection certificate


Cleansing and disinfection certificate for means of transport used for the transport of livestock susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease

1.Declaration of the operator/driver of transport    
    I, the operator/driver of the vehicleVehicle:
    (insert number of registration plate of the vehicle and of the trailer if applicable in the appropriate box)
    declare that:Trailer
1.1the most recent unloading of animals took place at:

Country, regions, placeDate (dd.mm.yy)Time (hh.mm)
United Kingdom,
        
This information must be provided by the operator/driver

    1.2Following unloading, the livestock compartment, loading ramps and wheels of the vehicle were cleansed and disinfected approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. As far as practicable the driver's cabin of the vehicle and the protective clothing and boots worn by the driver during unloading were also subject to cleansing and disinfection using an approved disinfectant. Cleansing and disinfection took place at:

Country, regions, placeDate (dd.mm.yy)Time (hh.mm)
United Kingdom,
        
This information must be provided by the operator/driver

DatePlaceSignature of the operator/driverName in block letters
                
Name of Transport Company 

    2.CERTIFICATE BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES SUPERVISING THE CLEANSING AND DISINFECTION OF TRANSPORT

I, the undersigned, hereby certify that cleansing and disinfection of the transport vehicle described in paragraph 1 above was carried out under my supervision.

DatePlaceCompetent authoritySignature of the official*
                
Stamp*    Name in block letters
The colour of the stamp and the signature must be different from that of the printing



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)


These Regulations, which extend to England, implement Commission Decision of 2001/938/EC (amending for the fifth time Decision 2001/740/EC concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom , OJ No. L345, 29.12.2001, p. 99). They revoke and replace the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 14) Regulations 2001 (S. I. 2001/4046).

They regulate - 

    
  • the importation of live animals (regulation 4 and Schedule 1)

        
  • and export of live animals (regulation 5)

        
  • the export of fresh meat (including minced meat and meat preparations) from bovine, ovine caprine and porcine animals, and provide that meat from porcine animals from certain counties (including animals raised in some counties in Scotland and Wales) can be exported subject to conditions (regulation 6 and Schedule 2)

        
  • the export of meat products, milk, milk preparations (regulations 7, 8 and 9)

        
  • the export of semen, ova or embryos of animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine and porcine species and other biungulates (regulation 10), hides and skins (regulation 11) and various animal products (regulation 12)

        
  • the export of equidae (regulation 16).

    They create an offence of offering to export anything which it is prohibited to export under the Regulations (regulation 17).

    They provide powers for enforcement, and powers for officers of HM Customs and Excise (regulations 18, 19 and 20) and create an offence of obstruction (regulation 23).

    Breach of the Regulations is an offence. In the case of obstruction, the maximum penalty on summary conviction is a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both. A person guilty of any other offence under these Regulations is liable - 

      (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment not exceeding three months or to both;

      (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

    The Regulations are enforced by the Secretary of State or the local authority (regulation 28).

    A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared for these Regulations.


    Notes:

    [1] S.I. 1972/1811.back

    [2] 1972 c.68.back

    [3] OJ No. L277, 20.10.2001, p.30.back

    [4] OJ No. L345, 29.12.2001, p.99.back

    [5] S.I. 2000/1673.back

    [6] S.I. 1996/3124.back

    [7] S.I. 1994/867.back

    [8] OJ No. L26, 31.1.1977, p.85 as last amended by Directive 92/45/EEC (OJ No. L268, 14.9.1992, p.35).back

    [9] OJ No. L268, 14.9.92, p.1 as last amended by Council Directive 94/71/EC (OJ No. L368, 31.12.94, p.33.back

    [10] S.I. 1995/539 as amended by S.I. 1995/3189, S.I. 2001/2215, S.I. 2000/1512, S.I. 2001/1739 and S.I. 2001/1771.back

    [11] S.I. 1983/1950 as amended by S.I. 2001/571, 2001/680, 2001/974, 2001/1078, 2001/1241, 2001/1407, 2001/1514, 2001/1862, 2001/2238, 2001/2735, 2001/2814 and 2001/3140.back

    [12] OJ No. L77, 21.05.1964 p.1205 as consolidated in Council Directive 97/12/EC (OJ No. L 109, 25.04.97, p.1 and as last amended by Council Directive 98/99/EC (OJ No. L358, 31.12.1998, p.107).back

    [13] OJ No. L113, 15.4.1998, p.38.back

    [14] OJ No. L368, 31.12.94, p.10.back

    [15] OJ No. 121, 27.9.1964, p.2012/64; Directive updated by Directive 91/497/EEC (OJ No. L268, 24.9.1991, p. 69) as last amended by Directive 95/23/EC (OJ No. L243, 11.10.1995, p.7).back

    [16] OJ No. L268, 24.09.1991, p. 41 as last amended by Council Directive 1994/65/EC (OJ No. L368, 31.12.1994 p.10).back

    [17] OJ No. L268, 14.9.1992, p.33 as last amended by Council Directive 97/79/EC, OJ No. L24, 30.1.1998, p.31).back

    [18] OJ No. L104, 13.4.2001, p.6.back

    [19] OJ No. L47, 21.2.1980, p.4.back

    [20] OJ No. L62, 15.3.1993, p.49 as last amended by Council Directive 2001/7/EC (OJ No. L2, 5.1.2001, p.27).back

    [21] OJ No. L194, 22.7.1988, p.10, as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.back

    [22] OJ No. L302, 19.10.1989, p.11, as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden.back

    [23] OJ No. L224, 18.8.1990, p.62 as last amended by Council Decision 2001/36/EC (OJ No. L13, 19.1.2000, p.21.)back

    [24] S.I. 1996/3124.back

    [25] OJ No. L224, 18.8.90, p.42.back

    [26] S.I. 2000/1673.back

    [27] S.I. 2001/4046.back



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