(This note is not part of these Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/3154 (W 282) (“the principal Regulations”) which enforce Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (OJ No L 147, 31.5.2001, p 1) as amended.
Under the principal Regulations, slaughterhouse operators are required to submit samples from cattle to an approved laboratory for TSE testing. These Regulations expand the definition of an “approved laboratory” in the principal Regulations. The amendment will enable slaughterhouse operators (if they so choose) to send brain stem samples from cattle to a European Union National Reference Laboratory for TSE testing or to laboratories approved by the competent authority in another Member State of the European Union.
A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as the effect of this instrument on the costs of business is negligible.
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Control of Animal Diseases96