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The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Scope of application

  5. 4.Duty to comply with the three packers’ rules

  6. 5.Duty of packers and importers to mark packages

  7. 6.Duty of packers and importers to mark outer containers

  8. 7.Liability for labelling packages and outer containers

  9. 8.Specific requirements as to quantity marking

  10. 9.Packers’ and importers’ duties as to equipment, checks and documentation

  11. 10.Enforcement

  12. 11.Notices to the Department

  13. 12.Instructions by inspectors

  14. 13.Offences relating to the making up and marking of packages and outer containers, and record keeping

  15. 14.Offences relating to the sale of packages

  16. 15.Offences relating to E-marks

  17. 16.Disclosure of information

  18. 17.Corporate offence provisions

  19. 18.Penalties for offences

  20. 19.Defences

  21. 20.Trade Descriptions Act

  22. 21.Transitional provisions

  23. 22.Repeals, revocations and amendments

  24. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Part 1 Repeals and Revocations

      2. Part 2—Minor and Consequential Amendments

        1. The Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

          1. 1.The 1981 Order is amended as follows.

          2. 2.In Article 2(2) after the definition of “occupier”, insert— packaged...

          3. 3.After Article 20(5), add— (6) For the purposes of this...

          4. 4.After Article 22(9), add— (10) For the purposes of this...

          5. 5.In Article 40(1) after the words “this Order or any...

          6. 6.In Article 42(1)(a) and (c), after the words “this Order...

          7. 7.In Article 44 after “this Order” insert “or any provision...

          8. 8.In Articles 45(1)(a) and 45(1A)(b), after the words “this Order...

          9. 9.In Article 46(1) omit the words “other than an offence...

          10. 10.In Article 47(5), omit the words “or Article 36”.

        2. Weights and Measures (Miscellaneous Foods) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989, S.R. 1989 No.69

          1. 11.In Article 6(4), omit the words from “or, in the...

        3. Capacity Serving Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993, S.R. 1993 No.441

          1. 12.Regulation 3(2) is revoked.

        4. Measuring Equipment (Capacity Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998, S.R. 1998 No.48

          1. 13.Regulation 3(1)(b) is revoked.

        5. Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 S.R.1999 No. 84

          1. 14.In regulation 2(1)(a), omit the words “or Article 30(1A) or...

        6. The Weighing Equipment (Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instruments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005, S.R. 2005 No.27

          1. 15.Regulation 3(3) is revoked.

        7. The Weighing Equipment (Non-Automatic Weighing Machines) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, S.R. 2006 No.5

          1. 16.Regulation 3(2) paragraphs (f) and (g) are revoked.

        8. Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (2001 c. 16)

          1. 17.The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 is amended as...

          2. 18.In section 57(1)(d), for the words “Schedule 9 to the...

          3. 19.For section 66(4)(f) substitute— (f) Schedule 7 to the Weights...

          4. 20.In Part 1 of Schedule 1— (a) omit paragraph 31;...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The reference test

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Tolerable negative error

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      The E-Mark

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Application to bread

      1. 1.References to the packer shall be treated as referring to...

      2. 2.References to the making up or the packing of a...

      3. 3.References to the nominal quantity of a package shall be...

      4. 4.In their application to bread which is sold unwrapped—

      5. 5.Regulation 3(5) shall not apply.

      6. 6.The following provisions of regulations 5 and 6 shall not...

      7. 7.Regulations 5 and 6 shall not apply to bread which...

      8. 8.Regulations 8 and 11 shall not apply.

      9. 9.Where the chief inspector gives a written notice to a...

      10. 10.In Regulation 19(1), for the words “which was not marked...

      11. 11.Where bread is not made up by means of a...

      12. 12.In Schedule 7— (a) paragraph 5 shall not apply; and...

      13. 13.Where bread is supplied part-baked to a retailer who completes...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Products referred to in regulation 3(4)(g) to which the Regulations do not apply where the predetermined constant quantity is less than that shown

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Powers of inspectors and the Department

      1. Powers of entry and inspection

        1. 1.Inspectors may on production if so requested of their credentials,...

        2. 2.If a lay magistrate, on sworn information in writing–

        3. 3.(1) Inspectors entering any premises by virtue of paragraph 1...

      2. Power of seizure

        1. 4.Where inspectors have reasonable cause to believe that an offence...

      3. Power to require information

        1. 5.(1) An inspector may serve, on any person carrying on...

      4. Purchase of goods

        1. 6.(1) The Department may purchase goods, and authorise any of...

      5. Failure to provide assistance or information

        1. 7.Any person who without reasonable cause fails to comply with...

  25. Explanatory Note

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