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The Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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2.—(1) In these Regulations –

“authorised lettuce” means lettuce of the kind specified in point 1.3 or in point 1.4 of Section 1 of Annex I to the Commission Regulation, which is grown in the United Kingdom in accordance with the proviso to Article 3.1 of that Regulation and is intended for human consumption there;

“authorised spinach” means spinach of the kind specified in point 1.1 of Section 1 of Annex I to the Commission Regulation, which is grown in the United Kingdom in accordance with the proviso to Article 3.1 of that Regulation and is intended for human consumption there;

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 466/2001 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs(1) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 30th November 2001(2), and as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 2375/2001(3), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 221/2002(4), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 257/2002(5), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 472/2002(6) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 23rd March 2002(7), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 563/2002(8) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 14th June 2002(9), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1425/2003(10), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2174/2003(11), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 242/2004(12), Commission Regulation (EC) No. 455/2004(13), and Commission Regulation (EC) No.684/2004(14);

Directive 85/591/EEC” means Council Directive 85/591/EEC concerning the introduction of Community methods of sampling and analysis for the monitoring of foodstuffs intended for human consumption(15);

Directive 93/99/EEC” means Council Directive 93/99/EEC on the subject of additional measures concerning the official control of foodstuffs(16)

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(17) as amended by Commission Directive 2002/27/EC(18) and Commission Directive 2003/121/EC(19) and Commission Directive 2004/43/EC(20);

Directive 2001/22/EC” means Commission Directive 2001/22/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and 3-MCPD in foodstuffs(21) as corrected by Commission Decision 2001/873/EC(22);

Directive 2002/26/EC” means Commission Directive 2002/26/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs(23) as amended by Commission Directive 2004/43/EC;

Directive 2002/69/EC” means Commission Directive 2002/69/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of dioxins and the determination of dioxin-like PCBs in foodstuffs(24) as corrected by a corrigendum published on 20th September 2002(25) and as amended by Commission Directive 2004/44/EC(26);

Directive 2003/78/EC” means Commission Directive 2003/78/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of patulin in foodstuffs(27);

Directive 2004/16/EC” means Commission Directive 2004/16/EC laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of tin in canned foods(28);

EEA State” means a member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;

the Order” means the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991; and

(2) Other expressions used in these Regulations and in the Commission Regulation have the same meaning as in the Commission Regulation.

(1)

O.J. No. L77, 16.3.2001, p. 1, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 81/2002 (O.J. No. L266, 3.10.2002, p. 30 EEA supplement No. 49, 3.10.2002)

(2)

O.J. No. L313, 30.11.2001, p. 60, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 81/2002

(3)

O.J. No. L321, 6.12.2001, p. 1, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 81/2002

(4)

O.J. No. L37, 7.2.2002, p. 4, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 139/2002 (O.J. No. L19, 23.1.2003, p.3 and EEA supplement No. 5, 23.1.2003)

(5)

O.J. No. L41, 13.2.2002, p. 12, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 100/2002 (O.J. No. L298, 31.10.2002, p.13 and EEA supplement No. 54, 31.10.2002, p. 11)

(6)

O.J. No. L75, 16.3.2002, p. 18, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 161/2002 (O.J. No. L38, 13.2.2003, p. 16 and EEA supplement No. 9, 13.2.2003, p. 13)

(7)

O.J. No. L80, 23.3.2002, p. 42

(8)

O.J. No. L86, 3.4.2002, p. 5, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 161/2002

(9)

O.J. No. L155, 14.6.2002, p. 63, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 161/2002

(10)

O.J. No. L203, 12.8.2003, p. 1

(11)

O.J. No. L326, 13.12.2003, p. 12

(12)

O.J. No. L42, 13.2.2004, p. 3

(13)

O.J. No. L74, 12.3.2004, p. 11

(14)

O.J. No. L106, 15.4.2004, p. 6

(15)

O.J. No. L372, 31.12.1985, p. 50

(16)

O.J. No. L290, 24.11.1993, p. 14

(17)

O.J. No. L201, 17.7.1998, p. 93, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 93/1999 (O.J. No. L296, 23.11.2000, p. 58)

(18)

O.J. No. L75, 16.3.2002, p. 44, as adopted by EEA Joint Committee Decision No. 161/2002

(19)

O.J. No. L332, 19.12.2003, p. 38

(20)

O.J. No. L113, 20.4.2004, p. 14

(21)

O.J. No. L77, 16.3.2001, p. 14

(22)

O.J. No. L325, 8.12.2001, p. 34

(23)

O.J. No. L75, 16.3.2002, p. 38

(24)

O.J. No. L209, 6.8.2002, p. 5

(25)

O.J. No. L252, 20.9.2002, p. 40

(26)

O.J. No. L113, 20.4.2004, p. 17

(27)

O.J. No. L203, 12.8.2003, p. 40

(28)

O.J. No. L42, 13.2.2004, p. 16

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