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

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5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the manufacturer or, where appropriate, the importer of any notifiable food shall not sell any such food unless at least 3 months before placing food of that particular type on the market in Northern Ireland for the first time he notifies the Food Standards Agency in writing by forwarding to it a model of the label to be used for that food and details of the composition of the food.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply if the manufacturer or, where appropriate, the importer has already notified the Food Standards Agency before placing food of that particular type on the market elsewhere in the United Kingdom for the first time in accordance with an equivalent provision having effect there.

(3) In this regulation, “notifiable food” means any L-tryptophan food which is –

(a)intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction;

(b)intended to meet the expenditure of intense muscular effort, especially for sportsmen; or

(c)for persons suffering from carbohydrate-metabolism disorders (diabetes).

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