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Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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2.—(1) In these Regulations –

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 2000/49/EC repealing Decision 1999/356/EC and imposing special conditions on the import of peanuts and certain products derived from peanuts originating in or consigned from Egypt(1) as amended by Commission Decision 2003/580/EC(2);

“controlled Egyptian peanuts” means Egyptian peanuts which are intended for human consumption or to be used as an ingredient in foodstuffs;

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(3) as amended by Commission Directive 2002/27/EC(4);

“Egyptian peanuts” means –

(a)

peanuts falling within CN code 1202 10 90 in shell or within CN code 1202 20 00 shelled, whether or not broken; and

(b)

roasted peanuts falling with CN code 2008 11 92 (in immediate packs of a net content exceeding 1 kg) or within CN code 2008 11 96 (in immediate packs of a net content not exceeding 1 kg),

originating in, or consigned from Egypt;

“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(5).

(2) Any term used in the definition of “Egyptian peanuts” or “controlled Egyptian peanuts” in paragraph (1) has the same meaning as in the Commission Decision.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(6) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No. L19, 25.1.2000, p. 46

(2)

O.J. No. L197, 5.8.03, p. 31

(3)

O.J. No. L201, 17.7.98, p. 93

(4)

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

(5)

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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