Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No. 7) Order 1986

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1986/1422

1986 No. 1422

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND AND WALES

PUBLIC HEALTH, SCOTLAND

PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTHERN IRELAND

CONTAMINATION OF FOOD

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No. 7) Order 1986

18thAugust 1986

19thAugust 1986

19thAugust 1986

Whereas the Secretary of State is of the opinion, in accordance with section 1(1)(a) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985(a), that there has been or may have been an escape of substances of such descriptions and in such quantities and such circumstances as are likely to create a hazard to human health through human consumption of food;

And whereas he is of the opinion, in accordance with section 1(1)(b) of the said Act, that in consequence of the said escape of substances, food which is, or may be in the future, in the area described in the Schedule to the following order, or which is, or may be in the future, derived from anything in those areas, is, or may be, or may become, unsuitable for human consumption;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the said section 1(1) and section 24(3) of the said Act, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, he hereby makes the following order:-

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No. 7) Order 1986 and shall come into operation on 19th August 1986.

(2) In this order -

(a) "designated area" means an area described in the Schedule to this order;

(b) "sheep" means an animal of the genus Ovis of whatever age or sex.

(a) 1985 c.48.

Designated incident

2. In the opinion of the Secretary of State food in the areas described in the Schedule to this order, or which is derived or may be in the future derived from anything in those areas is, or may be, or may become unsuitable for human consumption in consequence of the following escape of substances:-

the escape on or after 26th April 1986 of radioactive substances from a nuclear powered reactor situated at Chernobyl in the Ukraine, USSR.

Designated areas

3. The areas described in the Schedule to this order are hereby designated for the purposes of Part I of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.

Activities prohibited in the designated areas referred to in the Schedule

4. No person shall in any of the designated areas slaughter any sheep for human consumption or for use in the preparation of feeding stuffs.

Restrictions on movement

5.—(1) No person shall move any sheep from any farm, agricultural holding, agricultural premises, croft, or holding in any of the designated...

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