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The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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PART 10General and supplementary

Consequential amendment to the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

27.  In the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(1), in Schedule 1 (provisions to which those Regulations do not apply) –

(a)omit the title and reference of the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(2); and

(b)for the title and reference of the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3) substitute the title and reference of these Regulations.

Amendment to the Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

28.—(1) The Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(4) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), for the definition of “ingredient” substitute —

“ingredient” means —

(a)

any substance, including any additive or food enzyme and any constituent of a compound ingredient, which is used in the preparation of a food and which is still present in the finished product, even if in altered form; or

(b)

any released active substance within the meaning of Article 3(f) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 450/2009 on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food,

and a “compound ingredient” must be composed of two or more such substances;..

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) expire on 13th December 2014.

Revocations

29.  The following are revoked —

(a)The Ceramic Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(5);

(b)The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009;

(c)The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010;

(d)The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011(6).

(1)

S.R. 1991 No.198, the relevant amending statutory rules are S.R. 2008 No. 271 and S.R. 2009 No. 56; there are other amending rules but none is relevant

(4)

S.R. 1996 No. 383 The definition of ingredient was previously amended by S.R. 2009 No. 415 and S.R 2010 No. 321

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