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Contaminants in Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Amendment of the principal Regulations

4.  For paragraph (1) of regulation 3 (offences and penalties) there shall be substituted—

(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale if—

(a)he places on the market any food (other than authorised lettuce or spinach) which is covered by, but fails to meet the requirements of, Article 2.1 as read with Article 2.5;

(b)he contravenes Article 2.4;

(c)he knowingly contravenes the requirements of a notice given under Article 8(3)(a) of the Order as applied with modifications by regulation 6;

(d)he fails to comply with paragraph (1) of regulation 5A;

(e)in purported compliance with paragraph (2) of regulation 5A he furnishes any record containing information which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular; or

(f)without reasonable excuse, he fails to comply within a reasonable time with a demand made under paragraph (2) of regulation 5A..

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