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Presumptions that food intended for human consumptionN.I.

4.  For the purposes of this Order—

(a)any food commonly used for human consumption shall, if sold or offered, exposed or kept for sale, be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to have been sold or, as the case may be, to have been or to be intended for sale for human consumption;

(b)any food commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises used for the preparation, storage, or sale of that food shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be intended for sale, or for manufacturing food for sale, for human consumption;

(c)any article or substance commonly used in the manufacture of food for human consumption which is found on premises used for the preparation, storage or sale of that food shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be intended for sale, or for manufacturing food for sale, for human consumption;

(d)any article or substance capable of being used in the composition or preparation of any food commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises on which that food is prepared shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be intended for such use.

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C1mod. by SR 2004/487

C2Art. 4 applied (30.6.2006) by Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. 2006/251), reg. 21(1)(a)

C3Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.7.2006) by Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. 2006/256), reg. 5(1)(a)

C4Art. 4 applied (19.11.2006) by Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. 2006/420), reg. 22(1)(a)

C6Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.3.2007) by Quick-frozen Foodstuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/65), reg. 10(b)

C7Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.3.2007) by Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/66), reg. 5(1)(a)

C8Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.3.2007) by Quick-frozen Foodstuffs (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/110), reg. 10(b)

C11Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (5.11.2007) by Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Lid Gaskets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/419), reg. 10(a)

C13Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (5.11.2007) by Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/434), regs. 1(2), 20(3)

C14Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (11.1.2008) by Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. 2007/506), reg. 29(a)

C15Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (14.4.2008) by Eggs and Chicks Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/98), reg. 20

C16Art. 4 applied (5.5.2008) by Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/167), reg. 25(a)

C17Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.7.2008) by Drinking Milk Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/237), reg. 7(c)

C19Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (22.12.2008) by Eggs and Chicks (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/451), reg. 20

C20Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.7.2009) by Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. 2009/220), reg. 5(1)(a)

C21Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (31.7.2009) by Food Irradiation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. 2009/258), reg. 11(1)(c)

C23Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (20.1.2010) by Food Enzymes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. 2009/415), reg. 5(3)(a)

C24Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (20.1.2010) by Food Additives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. 2009/416), reg. 16(3)(a)

C25Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (6.4.2010) by Fish Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/54), reg. 10(a)

C26Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (28.4.2010) by Eggs and Chicks Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/125), reg. 29

C27Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (20.10.2010) by Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/321), reg. 20(3) (with reg. 3)

C28Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (20.10.2010) by Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/335), reg. 5(1)(a)

C29Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (20.1.2011) by Flavourings in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010/414), reg. 5(3)(a)

C30Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (14.10.2011) by Poultrymeat Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. 2011/315), reg. 26(1)(a)(2)

C40Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (24.6.2015) by The Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. 2015/261), reg. 1, Sch. 2

C46Art. 4 applied (with modifications) by S.R. 2012/384, Sch. 2 Pt. 2 (as inserted (14.9.2017) by The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (S.R. 2017/157), reg. 1, Sch.)

C47Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (1.1.2018) by The Novel Foods Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (S.R. 2017/233), regs. 1, 5(3), Sch. 2 Pt. 3 (with reg. 5(4))

C48Art. 4 applied (with modifications) (23.4.2018) by The Jam and Similar Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 (S.R. 2018/78), regs. 1, 10, Sch. 4 (with reg. 3)

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