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Foods Intended for Use in Energy Restricted Diets for Weight Reduction Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Foods Intended for Use in Energy Restricted Diets for Weight Reduction Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 31st March 1999.

(2) In these Regulations—

“advertisement” has the same meaning as in Article 2(2) of the Order, except that it does not include any label or wrapper;

“the Order” means the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;

“relevant food” means specially formulated food intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction, being food which complies with the compositional requirements in Schedule 1 and which, when used as instructed by the manufacturer, replaces—


the whole of the total daily diet; or


one or more meals of the daily diet;

“sell” includes possess for sale, and offer, expose or advertise for sale.

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