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The Official Feed and Food Controls Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULE 3DEFINITION OF RELEVANT FOOD LAW

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“relevant food law” means —

(a)

food law in so far as it applies in relation to food, except in so far as it involves —

(i)

the regulation of residues of veterinary medicines and other substances under the Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(1),

(ii)

the regulation of residues of pesticides under the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(2),

(iii)

the application of the rules under which a traditional speciality guaranteed may be recognised for certain agricultural products and foodstuffs laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No.509/2006 on agricultural products and foodstuffs as traditional specialities guaranteed(3),

(iv)

the application of the rules on the protection of designations of origin and geographical indications of certain agricultural products and foodstuffs laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No.510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs(4) as amended,

(v)

the regulation of organic products under the Organic Products Regulations 2009 (5),

(vi)

the regulation of beef and veal labelling under the Beef and Veal Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(6)

(vii)

the regulation of the import of and trade in products of animal origin —

(aa)

under the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(7), with the exception of the execution and enforcement of regulation 3 thereof by the Agency,

(bb)

under the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(8), with the exception of the execution and enforcement of regulation 5 thereof by the Agency; and

(viii)

the matters regulated under Schedule 2 to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(9) in so far as that Schedule applies in relation to animals slaughtered for human consumption, together with the matters covered under point 2 of Part I and point 2 of Part II of Chapter A of Annex III to Regulation 999/2001 as read with Commission Decision 2009/719/EC authorising certain Member States to revise their annual BSE monitoring programmes(10) in so far as those points apply in relation to animals slaughtered for human consumption; and

(ix)

the regulation of spirit drinks under the Spirit Drinks Regulations 2008(11);

(b)

food law in so far as it applies in relation to materials and articles in contact with food; and

(c)

food law in so far as it involves the regulation of primary production and those associated operations listed in paragraph 1 of Part AI of Annex I to Regulation 852/2004 under the Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006.

(3)

OJ No.L93, 31.3.2006, p.1

(4)

OJ No.L93, 31.3.2006, p.12 as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 417/2008 (OJ No. L125, 9.5.2008)

(9)

.R. 2008 No. 508 as amended by S.R. 2008 No. 188

(10)

OJ No. L256, 29.9.2009, p.35

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