National Beef Assurance Scheme Act, 2000

Orders and regulations.

33.—(1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to any or all of the following matters:

(a) the management and supervision of holdings and premises;

(b) the construction and maintenance of premises, equipment, facilities and amenities of holdings and premises;

(c) the sanitation and operational hygiene of holdings, premises and equipment and the hygiene and health of staff;

(d) the documentation of operational procedures relating to—

(i) sourcing, intake and storage of animals, carcases, meat, feedingstuffs and raw materials,

(ii) production stages and controls,

(iii) manufacturing stages and controls,

(iv) storage and refrigeration,

(v) wrapping, packaging and distribution, and

(vi) product withdrawal.

(2) The Minister may by order amend the Second Schedule by making additions thereto or deletions therefrom.

(3) Regulations made by the Minister under this Act shall contain such incidental, supplemental and consequential provisions as the Minister considers necessary.

(4) A person who fails to comply with the regulations made under subsection (1) or under section 7 , 12 or 19 shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) Every regulation and order, other than an order under section 1 (2), made by the Minister under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation or order is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which the House has sat after the order or regulation is laid before it, the order or regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.