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Movement of poultry by-products and hatching eggs for disposal from a Protection or Surveillance Zone: general licence

Published: 23 Nov 2021

General licence for the movement of poultry by-products and hatching eggs for disposal from premises in a Protection or Surveillance Zone EXD389(HPAI)(GB).

Published:
23 Nov 2021
Movement of poultry by-products and hatching eggs for disposal from a Protection or Surveillance Zone: general licence

This licence is valid from 15:30 on the 23 November 2021.

EXD389(HPAI)(GB)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Welsh Government
Scottish Government    

Animal Health Act 1981 (as amended)
Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No.2) Order 2006
Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Wales) (No.2) Order 2006
Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Scotland) Order 2006

General licence for the movement of poultry by-products and hatching eggs for disposal from premises in a Protection or Surveillance Zone

1.    This general licence is issued in accordance with:

  • paragraph 16 of Schedule 4 and paragraph 15 of Schedule 5 of the Order in England and Wales
  • paragraph 17 of Schedule 4 and paragraph 16 of Schedule 5 of the Order in Scotland

2.    This licence permits, subject to the conditions set out in the Schedule of Conditions attached, the direct movement of poultry by-products or hatching eggs for disposal from premises in a Protection Zone, or Surveillance Zone to other premises within or outside a zone within England, Wales or Scotland.

Caroline Conradi

Veterinary Inspector 
Date: 15:30 on 23 November 2021

Veterinary Inspector appointed by Secretary of State, the Welsh Ministers and the Scottish Ministers. 

Schedule of conditions

1.    The move must be directly to the approved disposal premises (within England, Wales or Scotland).

2.    Movement and disposal of waste hatching eggs and other poultry by-products must be as a Category 1 or Category 2 animal by-product (ABP) as required by the relevant Animal By-Products legislation. At the disposal premises the waste hatching eggs and poultry by products must be heat treated, without undue delay, to destroy any Avian Influenza Virus which may be present.   

3.    Egg shell must not be used unprocessed directly on to land, or for use in any products that are fed to animals

4.    Immediately prior to each movement/removal of waste the licensee must inspect hatchery records and any live poultry on the premises to check that they show no clinical signs that could be associated with Avian Influenza.

5.    The licensee must notify APHA within 24 hours of the inspection to confirm that the inspection has been carried out and that the poultry on the premises showed no clinical signs that could be associated with Avian Influenza. The notification must include the consignor’s name and address, the destination disposal centre and the date and results of the inspection. The notification can be made by email to Outbreak.Licensing@apha.gov.uk or in writing to: The Licensing Team, APHA, Level One, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

6.    The vehicle used to transport the waste must be leak proof and covered. There must also be a spill kit available in the vehicle during transport in case of any spillage.

7.    The collection vehicle should not be taken onto the premises of origin (where possible) beyond the perimeter of the premises and should not pass over any surface that could possibly be contaminated with mud, slurry, poultry faeces, excretions, feathers, litter, egg shell or other similar matter liable to transmit disease. The transfer of the waste should be at the perimeter of the premises.

8.    The vehicle’s wheels and wheel arches must be cleansed and disinfected before leaving any premises from which waste has been collected. The cleansing and disinfection after loading must take place at a point beyond which no contamination with mud, slurry, poultry faeces, feathers, litter, eggshell or any similar matter can take place.

9.    After unloading at the disposal premises:

  • the parts of the vehicle and any equipment used to transport anything which might be contaminated with mud, slurry, poultry faeces, excretions, feathers or any other similar matter must be cleansed and disinfected on site
  • the vehicle’s wheels and wheel arches must be cleansed and disinfected after unloading and before leaving the destination premises

10.    All persons relying on this general licence to move waste must:

  • not enter or leave premises wearing clothing or footwear which is visibly soiled with mud, poultry faeces or any similar matter
  • wear disposable clothing or cleanse and disinfect any clothing, and footwear, before entering or leaving premises within the controlled zone and
  • take all other reasonable precautions to avoid transferring mud, slurry, animal faeces, excretions, feathers or any other similar matter between premises

11.    Cleansing and disinfection must be in accordance with article 66 of the Order in England and Wales and article 65 of the Order in Scotland. 

Notes

1.    “The Order” means the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No. 2) Order 2006 in England, the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2006 in Wales, and the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Scotland) Order 2006 in Scotland.

2.    When moving anything under the authority of this licence, a person must carry a consignment note. The consignment note must include:

a)    the quantity of waste being moved

b)    the date of the movement

c)    the name of the consignor

d)    the address of the premises from which the waste has been moved

e)    the registration of the collecting vehicle

f)    the name of the consignee and

g)    the address of the disposal premises 

3.    Where the use of a disinfectant is required under this licence, the disinfectant must be approved under the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (England) Order 2007 in England or the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Wales) Order 2007 in Wales, or the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Scotland) Order 2008) in Scotland It must be used at the correct concentration and allow adequate contact time.

4.    A person moving anything under authority of this licence must, if asked to do so by an inspector, or other officer of the of the Secretary of State, the Welsh Ministers or Scottish Ministers, give his/her name and address, produce the consignment note and allow copies or extract to be taken.

5.    A record of the movement including the registration of any vehicle used, must be made by the occupier of the source premises as soon as is reasonably practicable after the movement and retained for at least six weeks after the movement is completed, as required by Article 74 of the Order in England and Wales or by Article 73 of the Order in Scotland. 

6.    All other relevant legislation must be complied with. In particular, all the requirements of the relevant Animal By-Products legislation must be complied with. 

7.    If you suspect notifiable disease you must report this immediately to your nearest APHA office. 

8.    The authority to move waste under this licence does not apply to premises under Notice as Infected, Contact or Suspect Premises.

9.    Contact APHA or your local authority for further advice on biosecurity measures and any other legislation that may apply. 

A copy of this general licence can be viewed on the government websites for the UK, Wales and Scotland

Failure to observe the measures required in this licence is an offence under Section 73 of the Animal Health Act 1981. The penalty on conviction of an offence under this section is a maximum of six months imprisonment and/or a fine not exceeding Level 5 on the standard scale.