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This Statutory Rule, which has been made in consequence of a defect in Commission Regulation (EC) No. 563/2002 which was reflected in Statutory Rule 2002 No. 219, is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of that Statutory Rule

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2002 No. 262

FOOD

Contaminants in Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

Made

5th August 2002

Coming into operation

8th August 2002

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety(1) in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 15(1)(a) and (f), 16(2), 25(1)(a) and (3), 26(3) and 47(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(2) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, having had regard in accordance with Article 47(3A) of the said Order to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency and after consultation as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(3) and in accordance with Article 47(3) and (3B) of the said Order, hereby makes the following Regulations: –

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Contaminants in Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 8th August 2002.

Amendment of the Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

2.  In paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) of the Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002(4), for the definition of “the Commission Regulation” there shall be substituted the following definition –

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs(5) as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 221/2002(6), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 257/2002(7), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 472/2002(8) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 23rd March 2002(9), and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 563/2002(10) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 14th June 2002(11);.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 5th August 2002.

L.S.

Denis McMahon

A Senior Officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

The Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. 2002 No. 219) make provision for the execution and enforcement of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs (O.J. No. L77, 16.3.2001, p. 1, as amended). There is therefore a definition of that Commission Regulation in regulation 2(1) of S.R. 2002 No. 219, which was intended to take account of the amendments to it. That defines the Commission Regulation as Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 as amended by several further Commission Regulations.

The amendments to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 include those effected by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 563/2002 (O.J. No. L86, 3.4.2002, p. 5).

An error in Commission Regulation (EC) No. 563/2002 necessitated the issue of a corrigendum to it, which was published on 14th June 2002 (O.J. No. L155, 14.6.2002, p. 63). These Regulations give effect to that corrigendum by amending the definition of the Commission Regulation in regulation 2(1) of the Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services; see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1), Article 3

(2)

S.I. 1991/762 (N.I. 7) as amended by S.I.1996 /1633 (N.I. 12) and paragraphs 26 to 42 of Schedule 5 and Schedule 6 to the Food Standards Act 1999 c. 28

(3)

O.J. No. L31, 1.2.2002, p. 1

(5)

O.J. No. L77, 16.3.2001, p. 1

(6)

O.J. No. L37, 7.2.2002, p. 4

(7)

O.J. No. L41, 13.2.2002, p. 12

(8)

O.J. No. L75, 16.3.2002, p. 18

(9)

O.J. No. L80, 23.3.2002, p. 42

(10)

O.J. No. L86, 3.4.2002, p. 5

(11)

O.J. No. L155, 14.6.2002, p. 63