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Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 93

FOOD

Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made

4th March 1999

Coming into operation

12th April 1999

The Department of Health and Social Services in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 15(1), 16(2), 25(1) and (3), 26(3) and 47(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with Article 47(3) of the said Order with such organisations as appear to it to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by these Regulations, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 12th April 1999.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2).

Amendment to the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the principal Regulations in the definition of “the Commission Regulation”, for “and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1298/98(3)” there shall be substituted “, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1298/98 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2521/98(4)”.

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

L.S.

W. B. Smith

Assistant Secretary

4th March 1999.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996, as amended. The Regulations make provision for the enforcement and execution of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2521/98 amending Regulation (EC) No. 577/97 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulations (EC) No. 2991/94 laying down standards for spreadable fats and of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1898/87 on the protection of designations used in the marketing of milk and milk products.

Regulations 2521/98 adjusts the rules concerning the indication of the fat content of spreadable fats and verification of the declared fat content.

(1)

S.I. 1991/762 (N.I. 7) as amended by S.I. 1996/1633 (N.I. 12). See Article 2(2) for the definitions of “the Department concerned” and “regulations”

(2)

S.R. 1996 No. 47 as amended by S.R. 1998 Nos. 55 and 384

(3)

O.J. No. L180, 24.6.98, p. 5

(4)

O.J. No. L315, 25.11.98, p. 12

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