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

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Offences relating to blended oils and certain foods containing olive oil

7.—(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he sells any blended oil where the presence of relevant oil is highlighted on the labelling by images or graphics, but relevant oil does not account for more than 50% of the blend concerned;

(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he sells any blended oil where—

(a)the presence of relevant oil is highlighted on the labelling elsewhere than in the list of ingredients using words, images or graphics; and

(b)the labelling fails to bear the trade description and percentage of relevant oil as set out in Article 6(1) (which requires certain blended oil to contain a trade description and specify the percentage of oil in the blend) and, where olive-pomace oil is present, as set out in Article 6(3); or

(3) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he sells any foodstuff to which Article 6(2) (foods other than blended oil and products to which specific product rules apply) applies where—

(a)the presence of relevant oil is highlighted on the labelling elsewhere than in the list of ingredients, using words, images or graphics; and

(b)in contravention of Article 6(2) or (3), there is not stated, immediately following the trade description, the percentage of relevant oil.

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