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

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2.—(1) In these Regulations —

“Directive 84/500/EEC” means Council Directive 84/500/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs(1);

“Directive 2007/42/EC” means Commission Directive 2007/42/EC relating to materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs(2);

“Regulation 1935/2004” means Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC(3);

“Regulation 1895/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1895/2005 on the restriction of use of certain epoxy derivatives in materials and articles intended to come into contact with food(4);

“Regulation 2023/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food(5);

“Regulation 450/2009” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 450/2009 on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food(6);

“Regulation 10/2011” means Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food(7);

“authorised officer” means any person, whether or not an officer of the district council having responsibility for execution and enforcement under regulation 20, who is authorised by that district council in writing to act in matters arising under these Regulations;

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

“preparation” includes manufacture and any form of treatment or process.

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations and in Regulation 1935/2004, Regulation 1895/2005, Regulation 2023/2006; Regulation 450/2009 or Regulation 10/2011 bear the same meaning in these Regulations as they bear in those Regulations.

(3) Any reference to Regulation 2023/2006 or to any Annex to Directive 2007/42/EC or Regulation 10/2011 is a reference to that Regulation or that Annex as amended from time to time.

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(8) applies to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(1)

OJ No. L277, 20.10.1984, p.12, amended by Commission Directive 2005/31/EC (OJ No. L110, 30.4.2005, p.36)

(2)

OJ No. L172, 30.6.2007, p.71. This Directive repealed and consolidated without further amendment Commission Directive 93/10/EEC as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/14/EC

(3)

OJ No. L338, 13.11.2004, p.4, amended by Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L188, 18.7.2009, p.14)

(4)

OJ No. L302, 19.11.2005, p.28

(5)

OJ No. L384, 29.12.2006, p.75

(6)

OJ No. L135, 30.5.2009, p.3

(7)

OJ No. L12, 15.1.2011, p.1 as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1282/2011 (OJ No. L328, 10.12.2011, p.22)

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