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Poultrymeat Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“authorised officer” means any person who has written authority from an enforcement authority to act in matters arising under these Regulations;

Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 543/2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 as regards the marketing standards for poultrymeat, as amended from time to time;

Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“enforcement authority” means an authority exercising a function conferred on it by regulation 9;

“European poultrymeat provision” means a provision of the Single CMO Regulation or the Commission Regulation specified in column 1 of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1, as read with any provision mentioned in the corresponding entry in column 2 of Part 1 or 2 of that Schedule;

“officer”—

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in relation to a body corporate, means a director, member of the committee of management, chief executive, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body; and

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in relation to an unincorporated body, means any member of its governing body or a chief executive, manager or other similar officer of the body;

the Order” means the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1);

“poultrymeat” has the meaning given by point II(1) of Part B to Annex XIV to the Single CMO Regulation;

“premises” means any place, including those requiring inspection under Article 12(5)(a) to (d) of the Commission Regulation, and any vehicle, trailer, stall or moveable structure; and

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

(2) In these Regulations, any reference to Part B of Annex XIV to the Single CMO Regulation is a reference to Part B of Annex XIV to the Single CMO Regulation as amended from time to time.

(3) Other expressions used in these Regulations and in the Single CMO Regulation or the Commission Regulation shall have the same meaning in these Regulations as in the European Regulation in which they are used.

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

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