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Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1999.

(2) In this Order—

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

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 1999/356/EC(1) on the temporary suspension of imports and certain products derived from peanuts origiating in or consigned from Egypt;

“Egyptian peanuts” means peanuts and roasted peanuts falling within Article 1.1 of the Commission Decision; and

“free circulation” has the same meaning as in Article 23.2 of the Treaty establishing the European Community;


2.  This Order shall not apply to any Egyptian peanuts which meet the conditions for importation referred to in Article 1.2 of the Commission Decision.

Prohibition of import

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall import into Northern Ireland any Eygptian peanuts.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not be taken to prohibit the bringing into Northern Ireland from another member State of the European Community of Egyptian peanuts which are in free circulation in that member State.


4.—(1) This Order shall be enforced and executed by each district council within its district.

(2) Each district council shall give such assistance and information to the Department as it may request for the purposes of its duties under Article 12 of the 1991 Order in connection with this Order.

Application of various provisions of the 1991 Order

5.  The following provisions of the 1991 Order shall apply for the purposes of this Order and any reference in those provisions to the 1991 Order shall be construed as a reference to this Order—

(a)Article 34 (obstruction, etc, of officers);

(b)Article 36 (punishment of offences) insofar as it relates to offences under Article 34 as applied by paragraph (a).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on


W. B. Smith

Assistant Secretary

30th June 1999.

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