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Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 30th March 2001.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 5.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “Directive 96/77/EC” there shall be inserted at the end “and Commission Directive 2000/63/EC”(2).

4.  In regulation 11 (transitional provisions and exemptions) there shall be inserted after paragraph (1B) the following paragraph—

(1C) In any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations in respect of any food additive or food, it shall be a defence to prove that—

(a)the food additive or food concerned was put on the market or labelled before 31st March 2001; and

(b)the matter constituting the offence would not have constituted an offence under these Regulations if the amendments made by regulations 3 and 5 of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 had not been made when that matter occurred..

5.  In Schedule 5 (purity criteria) the entries relating to the miscellaneous additives listed in the Schedule to these Regulations shall be omitted.

Consequential amendments

6.  In the following Regulations, references to the principal Regulations shall be construed as references to those Regulations as amended by the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997, the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and these Regulations:—

(a)the Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1966(3);

(b)the Specified Sugar Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976(4);

(c)the Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976(5);

(d)the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977(6);

(e)the Condensed Milk and Dried Milk Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977(7);

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

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

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

(i)the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(11).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 7th February 2001.

L.S.

John McGrath

Senior Officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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