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The Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“authorised officer” means an officer of a district council authorised by that council in writing, either generally or specially, to act in matters of any specified kind or in any specified matter;

“blended oil” means a blend of relevant oil and other vegetable oils;

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

“enforcement authority” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 3 of these Regulations;

“labelling” has the meaning given to it in Article 1(3)(a) of Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs(1);

“oil” (without more) means, except in regulation 4(1)(a) and (b), any oil referred to in Article 1(2) of Regulation 136/66;

“packaging” means packaging intended for consumers in the Member States and labels attached to such packaging;

“relevant oil” means the olive oils and olive-pomace oils referred to in points 1(a) and (b), 3 and 6 of the Annex to Regulation 136/66;

“retail stage” has the meaning given to it in Article 1(2) of Regulation 1019/2002;

“Regulation 136/66” means Regulation No. 136/66/EEC of the Council on the establishment of a common organisation of the market in oils and fats(2) as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 865/2004(3);

“Regulation 2568/91” means Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2568/91 on the characteristics of olive oil and olive-residue oil and on the relevant methods of analysis(4), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1989/2003(5);

“Regulation 1019/2002” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1019/2002 on marketing standards for olive oil(6) as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1044/2006(7);

“Regulation 865/2004” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 865/2004 on the common organisation of the market in olive oil and table olives and amending Regulation (EEC) No. 827/68(8);

“sells” means, except in relation to regulation 4(1)(a), sells at the retail stage, and includes references to offering or exposing oil for sale and to processing oil for the purposes of sale;

“specified oil” means extra virgin olive oil and virgin olive oil.

Any reference in these Regulations (other than to this regulation and regulation 4) to an Article is a reference to an Article of Regulation 1019/2002.

Any other expressions used in these Regulations have, in so far as the context permits, the same meaning as in Regulation 136/66.

The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(9) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. L. 109, 6.5.2000, p.29

(2)

O.J. L. 172, 30.9.66, p.3025

(3)

O.J. L. 161, 30.4.2004, p.97

(4)

O.J. L. 248, 5.9.91, p.1

(5)

O.J. L. 295, 13.11.2003, p.57

(6)

O.J. L. 155, 14.6.2002, p.27

(7)

O.J. L. 187, 8.7.2006, p.20

(8)

O.J. L. 206, 9.6.2004, p. 37

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