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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
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D8: authorisation to use category 1, 2 and 3 material for exhibitions, artistic activities and for diagnostic, educational or research purposes, and to transport, use and dispose of research and diagnostic samples

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation D8

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation to use category 1, 2 and 3 material for exhibitions, artistic activities and for diagnostic, educational or research purposes, and to transport, use and dispose of research and diagnostic samples

In accordance with Articles 16(b) and 17 of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 and Article 11 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the Scottish Ministers authorise, by way of derogation from Articles 12, 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 the use of category 1, 2 and 3 animal by-products and derived products for exhibitions, artistic activities, and for diagnostic, educational or research purposes, provided that the special rules on samples for research and other purposes in Section 1,  Chapter I, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are complied with.  However, the handling and disposal of research and diagnostic samples for educational purposes do not have to comply with the conditions of Points 1, 4 and 5 of Section 1, Chapter I, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, provided they comply with Article 17(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013