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1. These Regulations —
(a)revoke the Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 as amended and re-enact certain of their provisions;
(b)provide for the execution and enforcement of the comprehensive new EU Regulation on the marketing and use of feed detailed in paragraph 2, and for the continuing enforcement of the EU Regulation on feed additives mentioned in paragraph 3;
(c)maintain the implementation of EU Directives concerning dietetic feeds and contaminants in feed;
(d)prescribe offences and penalties for breaches of the Regulations;
(e)make amendments and modifications to Part IV of the Agriculture Act 1970; and
(f)amend certain other Regulations.
2. In Part 2, these Regulations provide for the execution of Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC (OJ No. L229, 1.9.2009, p.1), (regulations 3-5 and Schedule 1). References in regulation 4(2) to the Annex to Directive 82/475 and in Schedule 1 to the Annex to Regulation 242/2010 or the Annexes to Regulation 767/2009 are references to those Annexes as they may be amended from time to time (regulation 2(3)).
3. In Part 3, the Regulations provide for the continuing enforcement of Regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition (OJ No. L268, 18.10.2003, p.29), (regulations 6 and 7).
4. In Part 4, the Regulations implement Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed (OJ No. L140, 30.5.2002, p.10), (regulations 8 and 9). Directive 2002/32 has already been amended a number of times, and any reference to an Annex to this Directive is a reference to that Annex as it may be further amended from time to time (regulation 2(3)).
5. In Part 5, the Regulations implement Commission Directive 2008/38/EC establishing a list of intended uses of animal feedingstuffs for particular nutritional purposes (OJ No. L62, 6.3.2008, p.9), (regulations 10 and 11). Any reference to an Annex to this Directive is a reference to that Annex as it may be amended from time to time (regulation 2(3)).
6. Part 6 of these Regulations makes provision for a breach of specified requirements to constitute an offence, sets out the maximum penalty applicable on conviction for such an offence and fixes the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with the duty to enforce these Regulations and the EU Regulations mentioned above (regulations 12 and 13).
7. In Part 7, the Regulations make amendments or modifications to the Agriculture Act 1970 where the relevant sections of the Act would otherwise duplicate, gloss or be incompatible with provisions of Regulation 767/2009 (regulation 14).
8. In Part 8, the Regulations make consequential amendments to the Food (Hygiene and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and the Official Feed and Food Controls Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (regulations 15 and 16).
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