Meat Act

Meat (Abattoir) Regulations 1996

[GN 39 of 1996 – 11 May 1996] [Section 18]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Meat (Abattoir) Regulations 1996.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the Meat Act;

"game" means deer and wild boar;

"milch cattle" means cattle reared for milk production;

"officer" means –

(a) any person duly authorised in writing by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of health;

(b) a police officer;

(c) any person duly authorised in writing by the appropriate local authority, and

includes a veterinary officer;

"unwholesome meat" means meat which is tainted, discoloured, stale, unclean, contaminated, unsound or which is otherwise unfit for human consumption;

"veterinary officer" means a Government Veterinary officer;

"veterinary surgeon" has the same meaning as in the Veterinary Council Act.

3. (1) No person shall slaughter an animal or cause an animal to be slaughtered at a place other than the abattoir.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to –

 (a) the slaughter of an animal on the occasion of a religious ceremony specified in the Schedule to the Act;

 (b) the killing of game.

4. (1) Any person who causes his animal to be slaughtered at the abattoir shall –

 (a) provide to the Authority –

  (i) particulars regarding –

(A) the place of origin of the animal;

(B) the proposed destination of the meat, hide and skin;

  (ii) such other particulars as the Authority may require;

  (iii) in the case of an imported animal, the permit issued by the Ministry responsible for the subject of agriculture;

 (b) bring the animal to the abattoir during specified hours;

 (c) pay such deposit as the Authority may determine.

(2) The deposit paid under paragraph (1)(c) shall be refunded after payment of the fees specified in the Schedule.

5. Any person who causes the Authority to –

(a) slaughter his animal; and

(b) convey its meat to a licensee,

shall pay, in respect of the meat specified in the firs

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