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Order No. 1326 on control of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) in cattle.

Type of law

This Order applies to the keeping of livestock and sets regulations on the monitoring of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) in cattle. Slaughtering of cattle for human consumption shall have brainstem removed at 48 months or more of age and tested for BSE. Age limit of 48 months applies to cattle originating from Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Canary Island, Isle of Mann, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria. For slaughtered cattle originating from other countries the age limit shall be of 30 months and 24 months for emergency slaughtered cattle, AM animals (48 months old), OT animals(animals sent to slaughtering 1-category processing plants), dead and slaughtered cattle. Registration of infected animals shall be registered under a CKR Identification number.
The Order consists of 7 Chapters: Purpose and definitions (1); Clinical suspicion (2); Monitoring at slaughtering houses and category 1 processing facility (3); Suspected BSE (4); Infected with BSE (5); Payment and compensation (6); Penalty and entry into force (7).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 December 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om overv gning og bek mpelse af BSE hos kv g.