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Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Specific Nutritional Purposes) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Specific Nutritional Purposes) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2004.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Addition of Substances for Specific Nutritional Purposes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002(1).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 7.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “Directive 2001/15” there shall be inserted at the end, “as amended by Commission Directive 2004/5/EC(2) and as read with Commission Directive 2004/6/EC(3) derogating from Directive 2001/15/EC to postpone the application of the prohibition of trade to certain products”.

4.  In regulation 3 (restrictions on sale) –

(a)in paragraph (1) there shall be inserted at the beginning “Subject to paragraph (5),”;

(b)in paragraph (2), for “paragraph (1)” there shall be substituted “this regulation”; and

(c)there shall be inserted at the end the following paragraph –

(5) The restrictions in paragraph (1) shall not apply until 1st January 2007 in the case of a substance falling within one of the categories mentioned in paragraph (2) and listed under that category in Schedule 3 if –

(a)the European Food Safety Authority has not given an unfavourable opinion in respect of the use of that substance in the manufacture of any designated PNU food; and

(b)that substance was used in the manufacture of a food for a particular nutritional use which was on sale in the European Community on 11th February 2004..

5.  In Schedule 1 (substances which may be added for specific nutritional purposes in designated PNU foods) –

(a)there shall be inserted in Category 2 (Minerals) under the heading “CALCIUM” after the entry “– oxide”, the entry “– sulphate”; and

(b)there shall be inserted in Category 4 (Carnitine and taurine) after the entry “L-carnitine hydrochloride” the entry “L-carnitine-L-tartrate”.

6.  For Schedule 2 (additional substances which may be added for specific nutritional purposes in foods for special medical purposes) there shall be substituted the contents of Schedule 1.

7.  After Schedule 2 there shall be inserted as Schedule 3 the contents of Schedule 2.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 11th March 2004.

L.S.

Deirdre Kenny

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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