Meat Act 1981
Technical Directive 01/111

Meat Technical Directive Priority:  Normal
From:  Judy Barker Programme Manager (Risk Management Programmes File: 
Date:  12 July 2001 (1) Publication Ref:  IS3 & Man 14

TD 01/111 - Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises

Due to the sunset clause technical directive 98/116, Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises has expired. This is a repeat of 98/116.
1 Procedure
1.1 The Cold Store Association and individual cold stores have approached MAF about the necessity to carry out Category B testing in cold stores. It has also been requested to have the implementation date extended.
1.2 For those cold stores that handle protected product only, the implementation date will be suspended until the requirements have been reassessed. Carcasses with stockinette only are considered protected for the purposes of these tests.
1.3 Where in any licensed cold store unprotected product is handled or stored or where a licensed cold store is authorised under Section 5 of the Meat Amendment Act 1987 to thaw, re-freeze and re-pack packed products, the requirements of circular 89/3/1 will apply.
1.4 The requirements to carry out Category A tests for cold stores will remain applicable as per circular 86/3/5.
2 Cancellation
This directive cancels and replaces technical directive 98/116, Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises, issued 6 July 1998.
3 Implementation
Immediate.

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