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The Genetically Modified Animal Feed Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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6.—(1) The provisions of the Act listed in paragraph (2) shall apply for the purposes of these Regulations and Regulation 1829/2003 as if –

(a)any reference in them to feeding stuff were a reference to feed;

(b)any reference in them to the Act or any Part of it were a reference to these Regulations and Regulation 1829/2003;

(c)any reference in them to samples taken in a prescribed manner were a reference to samples taken in a manner prescribed in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(1);

(d)any reference in them to a prescribed method of analysis were a reference to –

(i)in relation to detecting the use of a particular, authorised genetically modified organism the method described in Article 17(3)(i) for detection and identification of the transformation event, or

(ii)where no such method exists, or where the particular genetically modified organism is unauthorised, any method that satisfies regulation 5(4)(b) of the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are –

(a)section 76 (inspector’s power to enter premises and take samples), with the modification that paragraph (b) of subsection (2) shall be construed as if it gave the inspector power to take copies of any documentation relating to the feed;

(b)section 77 (division of samples and analysis by agricultural analyst);

(c)section 78(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (10) (further analysis by Chief Agricultural Analyst);

(d)section 79(4), (5), (6), (8) and (10) (supplementary provisions relating to samples and analysis);

(e)section 80 (institution of prosecutions);

(f)section 81 (offences due to fault of other person);

(g)section 82 (defence of mistake, accident, etc.);

(h)section 83 (exercise of powers by inspectors);

(i)section 110 (offences by bodies corporate).

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S.R. 1999 No. 296; the relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2002 No. 263 and S.R. 2003 No. 287

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