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Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Specific Nutritional Purposes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Amendment of the Tryptophan in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1990

10.—(1) The Tryptophan in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1990(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 2 (prohibition on sale, etc. of food containing tryptophan) –

(a)in paragraphs (1) and (2), for “Subject to paragraph (4)” there shall be substituted “Subject to paragraphs (4) and (4A)”;

(b)in paragraph (3) there shall be inserted at the beginning “Subject to paragraph (4A),”;

(c)after paragraph (4) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

(4A) Paragraphs (1) to (3) shall not apply in respect of –

(a)laevorotatory tryptophan added to any infant formula or follow-on formula;

(b)laevorotatory tryptophan added to any processed cereal-based food or baby food; or

(c)laevorotatory tryptophan, its sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium salts or its hydrochloride, added to any designated PNU food for a specific nutritional purpose in compliance with Commission Directive 2001/15/EC(2) (as corrected(3)) on substances that may be added for specific nutritional purposes in foods for particular nutritional uses.;

(d)in paragraph (7) –

(i)after the definition of “appropriate medical certificate” there shall be inserted the following definition –

  • “designated PNU food” has the meaning assigned to it by the Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Particular Nutritional Purposes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002;

(ii)after the definition of “hospital”, “and” shall be omitted and there shall be inserted the following definitions –

  • “infant formula” and “follow-on formula” have the meaning assigned to them by the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(4);

  • “processed cereal-based foods” and “baby foods” have the meaning assigned to them by the Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(5); and.

(1)

S.R. 1990 No. 329, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(2)

O.J. No. L52, 22.2.2001, p. 19

(3)

O.J. L253, 21.9.2001, p. 34

(4)

S.R. 1995 No. 85, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(5)

S.R. 1997 No. 432, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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