Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1987

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1987/1165

1987 No. 1165

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND AND WALESPUBLIC HEALTH, SCOTLAND

PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTHERN IRELANDCONTAMINATION OF FOOD

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1987

Made 7th July 1987

Laid before Parliament 8th July 1987

Coming into force 8th July 1987

Whereas the Secretary of State is of the opinion, as mentioned in section 1(1)(a) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 19851, 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, as mentioned in 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 areas 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 sections 1(1) and (2), and 24(1) and (3) of the said Act2, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, he hereby makes the following Order:

S-1 Title, commencement and interpretation

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1987, and shall come into force on 8th July 1987.

(2) In this Order—

(a)

(a) “designated area” means one of the areas described in the Schedule to this Order;

(b)

(b) “sheep” means an animal of the genusOvisof whatever age or sex.

S-2 Designated incident

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 from anything in those areas, is or may be 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 reactor situated at Chernobyl in the Ukraine, USSR.

S-3 Designated areas

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.

S-4 Activities prohibited in the designated areas

Activities prohibited in the designated areas

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.

S-5 Restrictions on movement

Restrictions on movement

5. No person shall move any sheep from any farm, agricultural holding, agricultural premises, or holding in any of the designated areas.

S-6 Restrictions throughout the United Kingdom

Restrictions throughout the United Kingdom

6. No person shall in the United Kingdom—

(a) slaughter for human consumption or for use in the preparation of feeding stuffs any sheep that was in a designated area at any...

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