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The Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

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

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 2006/601/EC on emergency measures regarding the non-authorised genetically modified organism “LL RICE 601” in rice products(1) as amended by Commission Decision 2006/754/EC(2) and Commission Decision 2008/162/EC(3);

“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;

“rice product” means any rice product referred to in the table in Article 1 of the Commission Decision that originates from the United States of America; 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(4) as amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1642/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council(5) and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 575/2006(6).

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(7) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

OJ No. L244, 7.9.2006, p.27

(2)

OJ No. L306, 7.11.2006, p.17

(3)

OJ No. L52, 27.2.2008, p.25

(4)

OJ No. L31, 1.2.2002, p.1

(5)

OJ No. L245, 29.9.2003, p.4

(6)

OJ No. L100, 8.4.2006, p.3

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