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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2004 No. 266

FOOD

The Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

Made

23rd June 2004

Coming into operation

31st July 2004

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 15(1)(e) and (f), 16(1), 25(1) and (3) and 47(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(2), having had regard in accordance with Article 47(3A)(3) of the said Order to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency and after consultation both as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council(4) laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety and in accordance with Articles 47(3) and (3B) of the said Order, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 31st July 2004.

Amendment of the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

2.  The Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(5) shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 and 4.

3.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “Directive 90/496” there shall be inserted at the end “, as amended by Commission Directive 2003/120/EC(6)”.

4.  In Part I of Schedule 7 (presentation of prescribed nutrition labelling), in paragraph 5 there shall be inserted at the end the following sub-paragraph –

(g)1 gram of salatrims shall be deemed to contribute 25kJ (6 kcal).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 23rd June 2004.

L.S.

Denis McMahon

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations, which further amend the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996, implement Commission Directive 2003/120/EC (O.J. No. L333, 20.12.2003, p. 51) amending Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

They specify a conversion factor for salatrims to be used in the calculation of the declared energy value of foods (regulation 4) and update the definition of “Directive 90/496” (regulation 3).

(1)

Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services: see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1) Article 3(6)

(2)

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

(3)

Article 47(3A) and (3B) were inserted by paragraph 40 of Schedule 5 to the Food Standards Act 1999 (c. 28)

(4)

O.J. No. L31, 1.2.2002, p. 1

(5)

S.R. 1996/383; the relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1998 Nos. 253 and 359, S.R. 1999 Nos.143, 244 and 286, S.R. 2000 Nos.189 and 303, and S.R. 2003 No. 448

(6)

O.J. No. L333, 20.12.2003, p. 51

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