Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959

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Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959

Revised Edition

02.400.46

Showing the law as at 1 January 2006

This is a revised edition of the law

Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959

Arrangement

Article

1            Interpretation

2            Precautions to be adopted on premises where disease is suspected

3            Veterinary enquiry by the Minister

4            Declaration of an infected place

5            Rules applicable to an infected place

6            Cleansing and disinfection

7            Power to require treatment of poultry

8            Citation

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Endnote References



Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959[1]

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Articles 3, 6, 10, 23 and 42 of the Diseases of Animals (Jersey) Law 1956,[2] orders as follows –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      Interpretation

In this Order–

“approved disinfectant” has the meaning assigned to it in the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Jersey) Order 1958;[3]

“carcase” means the carcase of any poultry or any part thereof;

“disease” means fowl typhoid;

“disinfect” means disinfect with an approved disinfectant;

“Law” means the Diseases of Animals (Jersey) Law 1956; [4]

“occupier” includes an authorized agent of the occupier;

“poultry” means any live bird of any of the following descriptions – domestic fowls, turkeys and guinea fowls;

“premises” includes land.

2      Precautions to be adopted on premises where disease is suspected

(1)    The occupier of any premises on which there are any diseased or suspected poultry or carcases shall –

(a)     prevent the introduction of poultry and the access of any person (other than the person attending to the poultry) to the premises or part of the premises on which any diseased or suspected poultry or carcase is or has been kept; and

(b)     detain on those premises any poultry and any carcase.

(2)    The restrictions imposed by this Article shall remain in force until such time as they are withdrawn by a notice served on the occupier of the premises by or on behalf of the Minister or until such time as there has been served on the occupier the notice prescribed by Article 4(2).

(3)    Nothing in this Article shall prevent the burning or the burying in lime of any carcase on the premises to which this Article relates.

3      Veterinary enquiry by the Minister

Where notice has been given under Article 4 of the Law that any poultry is affected with disease or where there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that any poultry or carcases are affected with disease, the Minister shall cause the diseased or suspected poultry or carcases and, if thought advisable, any other poultry or carcases on the premises on which the diseased or suspected poultry or carcases are to be found, to be examined by the Veterinary Officer.

4      Declaration of an infected place

(1)    Where as a result of an examination under Article 3, it is confirmed that there are diseased poultry or carcases on any premises, the Minister may declare those premises to be an infected place:

Provided that no such declaration shall be made in respect of the premises of the States’ Slaughterhouse.

(2)    The Minister, as soon as may be after declaring any premises to be an infected place, shall cause to be served on the occupier of those premises a notice of such declaration.

(3)    The Minister may vary a declaration under paragraph (1) and, in such a case, shall cause to be served on the occupier of the infected place a notice of the variation so made.

(4)    Where under this Article any premises have been declared to be an infected place, those premises shall forthwith become subject to the provisions of Article 5, and it shall be the duty of the occupier of the infected place to comply with such of the rules set out in paragraph (1) of that Article as apply to that place as well as with such additional and modified rules as may be specified in a notice served on the occupier under paragraph (2) of that Article.

(5)    The Minister may cause notices to be affixed or exhibited on or about an infected place for ensuring notification that the premises have been declared to be an infected place.

(6)    The Minister, as soon as he or she is satisfied that any premises declared to be an infected place no longer constitute a danger of spreading the infection of disease, shall declare those premises no longer to be an infected place.

(7)    The Minister, as soon as may be after declaring any premises no longer to be an infected place, shall cause to be served on the occupier of those premises a notice of such declaration.

5      Rules applicable to an infected place

(1)    Subject as directed under paragraph (2) of this Article, any premises declared to be an infected place under Article 4 shall, so long as they remain so declared, be subject to the following rules –

(a)     no live poultry shall be moved into or out of the infected place;

(b)     except under and in accordance with a permit in writing granted by or on behalf of the Minister, no carcase shall be moved out of the infected place;

(c)     no eggs intended for hatching shall be moved out of the infected place;

(d)     except under and in accordance with a permit in writing granted by or on behalf of the Minister, no foodstuffs, litter, droppings, utensil, food bag, crate, hurdle or poultry appliance shall be moved out of the infected place;

(e)     all droppings, litter and waste food shall be thoroughly disinfected to the satisfaction of the Veterinary Officer before being permitted to be removed from any building, house, shed, pen, yard or other place in which any diseased or suspected poultry are or have recently been kept;

(f)     except under and in accordance with a permit in writing granted by or on behalf of the Minister, no person attending diseased or suspected poultry shall attend poultry which are not diseased or suspected.

(2)    The Minister may cause to be served on the occupier of an infected place a notice –

(a)     directing that such additional rules as may be specified in the notice shall apply to the infected place; or

(b)     directing that any of the rules set out in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the infected place or shall apply subject to such modifications as may be specified in the notice.

6      Cleansing and disinfection

(1)    The Minister may require the occupier of an infected place to cleanse and disinfect, under the supervision of an inspector, any part of the infected place in which diseased or suspected poultry or carcases have been placed or kept, in the manner following –

(a)     the floors of infected houses shall be scraped and swept out and the scrapings burned;

(b)     deep litter shall be removed, stacked and allowed to ferment;

(c)     the walls, floors, nest boxes, battery cages, perches and all other things used for or about diseased or suspected poultry shall be scrubbed with a solution consisting of half a pound of washing soda dissolved in one gallon of hot water;

(d)     the walls, floors, nest boxes, battery cages, perches and all other things used for or about diseased or suspected poultry, after having been washed in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (c), shall be allowed to dry and shall then be sprayed with an approved disinfectant;

(e)     the runs shall be dug and dressed with quicklime;

(f)     any incubators shall be fumigated after each hatch has been taken off by means of the release of free formaldehyde gas by the chemical reaction of 4.5 ounces of formalin and 3 ounces of potassium permanganate for every 100 cubic feet of air space.

(2)    Where the occupier as aforesaid fails to carry out the cleansing and disinfection required under this Article, within the time specified in the requirement, the Minister may, without prejudice to any proceedings in respect of such default, cause such cleansing and disinfection to be carried out and, in such a case, may recover from the occupier, as a civil debt, the expenses of such cleansing and disinfection.

7      Power to require treatment of poultry

Where the Minister considers it necessary so to do for preventing the spreading of disease, he or she may cause to be served on the occupier of an infected place a notice requiring the occupier to treat any poultry on those premises within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notice, and it shall be the duty of the occupier to comply with the terms of the notice.

8      Citation

This Order may be cited as the Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959.

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Fowl Typhoid (Jersey) Order 1959



R&O.4072



10 July 1959



States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005



R&O.132/2005



9 December 2005



Table of Endnote References



[1]



This Order has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government



[2]



chapter 02.400



[3]



chapter 02.400.14



[4]



chapter 02.400