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Food (Brazil Nuts) (Emergency Control) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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2.—(1) In these Regulations –

“Brazil nuts” means Brazil nuts in shell falling within CN code 0801 21 00 originating in or consigned from Brazil;

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 2003/493/EC imposing special conditions on the import of Brazil nuts in shell originating in or consigned from Brazil(1);

the Department” means the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;

Directive 98/53/EC” means Commission Directive 98/53/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs(2) as amended by Commission Decision 2002/27/EC(3);

“free circulation” has the same meaning as in Article 23.2, as read with Article 24, of the Treaty establishing the European Community; and

the Order” means the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(4) and, subject to paragraph (2), any expression used both in these Regulations and in the Order has the meaning it bears in the Order;

(2) Any term used in the definition of “Brazil nuts” in paragraph (1) has the same meaning as in the Commission Decision.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No. L168, 5.7.2003, p. 33

(2)

O.J. No. L201, 17.7.1998, p. 93

(3)

O.J. No. L75, 16.3.2002, p. 44

(4)

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

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