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ARCHIVE: Disease control: Control of fresh meat during an outbreak of exotic disease
Meat from animals originating from premises in Protection or Surveillance Zones
For the listed diseases, the following restrictions apply to the production of meat:
- animals susceptible to the specific disease which are kept in a protection of surveillance zone may only be slaughtered at a designated slaughterhouse, If the premises is not designated, the meat cannot be sold for human consumption. Note, restrictions will normally apply to the movement of these animals under other disease legislation;
- the meat produced is termed “restricted meat”;
- any premises handling restricted meat must be designated [link to designation]
Restricted meat can be moved to other premises but the FBO of the despatching plant must ensure the receiving premises is Designated.
- anyone transporting restricted meat must keep it separate from other meat, not remove the special mark, and deliver to a designated premises.
- restricted meat must be marked with a special mark (instead of normal health/ID marks);
- the special mark may be removed for processing but must be reapplied afterwards
- restricted meat must be treated at a Designated Treatment Centre with one of the approved treatments [link to approved treatments]. Once treated in this way the meat is no longer restricted and should have a normal health/ID mark,
- restricted meat must be kept separate from other meat at all times
- restricted meat cannot be placed on the domestic market, traded with other EU States or exported from the EU.
- special arrangements apply to Restricted Meat from poultry during an outbreak of Newcastle Disease.
Page last modified:
September 9, 2009