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The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Agency” means the Food Standards Agency;

“authorised officer”, in relation to the Department or a district council, means any person (whether or not an officer of the Department or a district council) who is authorised by either of them in writing, generally or specially, to act in matters arising under these Regulations;

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 2008/289/EC on emergency measures regarding the unauthorised genetically modified organism “Bt 63” in rice products(1) ;

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“feed” has the meaning given to it in Article 3.4 of Regulation 178/2002;

“food” has the meaning given to it in Article 2 of Regulation 178/2002;

“first placing on the market” has the meaning that it bears in the Commission Decision;

“operator” has the same meaning it bears in the Commission Decision;

“specified product” means any product listed in the Annex to the Commission Decision that originates from or has been consigned from China; and

“Regulation 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 as amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1642/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council(2) and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 575/2006(3).

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

OJ No. L96, 9.4.2008, p.29.

(2)

OJ No. L245, 29.9.2003, p.4

(3)

OJ No. L100, 8.4.2006, p.3

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