The Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-09-20

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2473

AGRICULTURE
The Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
20th September 1996

Laid before Parliament
26th September 1996

Coming into force
17th October 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 66(1), 74A(1) and (2) and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970(1) and now vested in them(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 84(1) of that Act with such persons or organisations as appear to them to represent the interests concerned, hereby make the following Regulations: —

Title and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 17th October 1996.

Amendment of The Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations 1996

2.  In regulation 2 of the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations 1996(3), the words from “and” immediately preceding the definition of “mammalian meat and bone meal” to the end of the regulation shall be replaced by the following —

““mammalian meat and bone meal” means mammalian protein derived from the whole or part of any dead mammal by rendering, or, in the case of an imported product, by an equivalent process;

“protein” means any proteinaceous material which is derived from a carcase but does not include —

(a)
milk or any milk product;

(b)
dicalcium bone phosphate;

(c)
dried plasma or any other blood product;

(d)
gelatin; or

(e)
amino acids produced from hides and skins by a process which involves exposure of the material to acid of a pH lower than 2 followed by alkali of a pH greater than 11 and heat treatment at a minimum of 140°C for 30 minutes at a pressure of 3 bar; and

“rendering” means subjecting any material at a rendering, fishmeal or other plant to any of the systems of treatment or procedures mentioned in Schedule 4 to the Animal By-Products Order 1992..(4)”

Tim Boswell
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
13th September 1996

Raymond Robertson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Scottish Office
20th September 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Welsh Office
12th September 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations 1996, by replacing the definition of mammalian meat and bone meal in those Regulations with a definition which is more precise. This improved definition is used in the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/2007), and the amendment here ensures consistency between the two provisions.


(1)
1970 c. 40.; section 74A was inserted by the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68), Schedule 4, paragraph 6, and there are other amendments to the Act not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)
In the case of the Secretary of State for Wales by virtue of S.I. 1978/272.

(3)
S.I. 1996/1125.

(4)
S.I. 1992/3303. Schedule 4 was amended by S.I. 1996/827.
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