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Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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14.—(1) In the following Regulations references to the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 shall be construed as references to those Regulations as amended by the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1) and these Regulations:

  • the Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1966(2);

  • the Specified Sugar Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976(3);

  • the Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976(4);

  • the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977(5);

  • the Condensed Milk and Dried Milk Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977(6);

  • the Coffee and Coffee Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(7);

  • the Jam and Similar Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982(8);

  • the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984(9);

  • the Food Additives Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(10);

  • the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(11);

(2) In the Food Additives Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992—

(a)there shall be inserted after regulation 6 the following—

Transitional provision

6A.  In any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations in respect of any food additive, it shall be a defence to prove that the food additive concerned was put on the market or labelled before 4th November 2000 and the matter constituting the offence would not have constituted an offence under these Regulations if the amendments made by regulation 14(1) and (2)(b) of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 had not been made when the food additive was put on the market or labelled.;

(b)in Schedule 1 (categories of food additives) in Part II (supplementary)—

(i)paragraph (s) shall be omitted; and

(ii)in paragraph (t) there shall be inserted at the beginning the words ““flour treatment agent”,” and there shall be inserted after the words “used as a” the words “flour treatment agent,”.

(3) In the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996—

(a)in regulation 14(11) (names of ingredients) the words “or in Schedule 3 to the Bread and Flour Regulations” shall be omitted;

(b)in regulation 50 (transitional provision) there shall be inserted at the end the following paragraph—

(8) In any proceedings for an offence under regulation 44(a) as read with regulation 14(9) and (11), it shall be a defence to prove that the food concerned was prepacked before 4th November 2000 and the matter constituting the offence would not have constituted an offence under these Regulations if the amendment made by regulation 14(3)(a) of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 had not been made when the food was prepacked..

(4) In the Bread and Flour Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(12)—

(a)in regulation 5 (additional ingredients) there shall be substituted for paragraphs (1) and (2) the following paragraph—

(1) No person shall use as an ingredient in the preparation of flour or bread any flour bleaching agent.;

(b)Schedule 3 (ingredients permitted in flour and bread) shall be omitted.

(2)

S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1966 No. 200; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(3)

S.R. 1976 No. 165; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(4)

S.R. 1976 No. 183; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(5)

S.R. 1977 No. 182; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(6)

S.R. 1977 No. 196; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(7)

S.R. 1979 No. 51; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(8)

S.R. 1982 No. 105; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(9)

S.R. 1984 No. 408; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(10)

S.R. 1992 No. 417; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 50

(11)

S.R. 1996 No. 383; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1998 No. 253 and S.R. 1999 No. 143

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