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The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004, and shall come into operation on 7th December 2004.

Amendment of The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

2.  The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) shall be amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 5.

3.  In paragraph (2) of Article 2 (interpretation) –

(a)for the definition of “food” there shall be substituted the following defintion –

“food” has the same meaning as it has in Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002..

(b)after the definition of “public analyst” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002” means Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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..

4.  In Article 39 (power to issue codes of practice) –

(a)in paragraph (4)(a) there shall be inserted at the beginning the words “Subject to paragraph (4B),”;

(b)after paragraph (4A) there shall be inserted –

(4B) Paragraph (4)(a) shall not apply in any case in which consultation is required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002..

5.  In Article 47 (regulations and orders) –

(a)in paragraph (3) there shall be inserted at the beginning “Subject to paragraph (3C),”;

(b)after paragraph (3B) there shall be inserted –

(3C) Paragraph (3) shall not apply in any case in which consultation is required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 24th November 2004.

L.S.

Deirdre Kenny

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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