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The Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) and the Milk and Milk Products (Protection of Designations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations —

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)(1);

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 445/2007 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 2991/94 laying down standards for spreadable fats and of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1898/87 on the protection of designations used in the marketing of milk and milk products(2);

“Community provision” means a provision referred to in regulation 6(2);

“EEA Agreement” means the agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992(3), together with the protocol adjusting the Agreement signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993(4), as modified or supplemented;

“EEA State” means—

(a)

a state which is a member State; or

(b)

any other state which is a party to the EEA Agreement;

“member State” means a member State as defined in Part II of Schedule 1 to the European Communities Act 1972(5);

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

“sell” includes possess for sale, and offer, expose or advertise for sale;

“sell by retail” means to sell to a person who is not buying for the purpose of re-sale;

“vitamin A” means vitamin A present as such or as its esters and includes beta-carotene on the basis that 6 micrograms of beta-carotene or 12 micrograms of other biologically active carotenoids equal one microgram of retinol equivalent;

“vitamin D” means the anti-rachitic vitamins.

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

(1)

OJ No. L299, 16.11.2007, p.1; there are amendments to this Regulation but none are relevant

(2)

OJ No. L106, 24.4.2007, p.24

(3)

OJ No. L1, 3.1.1994, p.1

(4)

OJ No. L1, 3.1.1994, p.571

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