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The Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and come into operation on 31st October 2013.

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2.—(1) In these Regulations —

Directive 2009/32” means Directive 2009/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States on extraction solvents used in the production of foodstuffs and food ingredients(1);

Regulation 2065/2003” means Regulation (EC) No 2065/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on smoke flavourings used or intended for use in or on foods(2);

Regulation 1332/2008” means Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food enzymes(3);

Regulation 1333/2008” means Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives(4), as read with —

(a)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1129/2011 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing a Union list of food additives(5),

(b)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1130/2011 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives by establishing a Union list of food additives for use in food additives, food enzymes, food flavourings and nutrients(6), and

(c)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council(7);

Regulation 1334/2008” means Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods(8), as read with Commission Regulation (EU) No 873/2012 on transitional measures concerning the Union list of flavourings and source materials set out in Annex I to Regulation (EC) 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council(9);

“the EU Regulations” means Regulation 2065/2003, Regulation 1332/2008, Regulation 1333/2008 and Regulation 1334/2008; and

the Order” means the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.

(2) Other expressions used in these Regulations and in the EU instruments listed in paragraph (4) have the same meaning in these Regulations as they do in those instruments.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to an Article of or Annex to any of the EU instruments listed in paragraph (4) is a reference to that Article or Annex as amended from time to time.

(4) The EU instruments are Directive 2009/32, Regulation 2065/2003, Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings(10), Regulation 1332/2008, Regulation 1333/2008 and Regulation 1334/2008.

(5) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(11) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

OJ No. L141, 6.6.2009, p.3. This instrument was last amended by Commission Directive 2010/59/EU (OJ No. L225, 27.8.2010, p.10)

(2)

OJ No. L309, 26.11.2003, p.1. This instrument was last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L188, 18.7.2009, p.14)

(3)

OJ No. L354, 31.12.2008, p.7. This instrument was last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1056/2012 (OJ No. L313, 13.11.2012, p.9)

(4)

OJ No. L354, 31.12.2008, p.16. This instrument was last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 739/2013 (OJ No. L204, 31.7.2013, p.35)

(5)

OJ No. L295, 12.11.2011, p.1

(6)

OJ No. L295, 12.11.2011, p.178

(7)

OJ No. L83, 22.3.2012, p.1. This instrument was last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 497/2013 (OJ No. L143, 30.5.2013, p.20)

(8)

OJ No. L354, 31.12.2008, p.34. This instrument was last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 545/2013 (OJ No. L163, 15.06.2013, p.15)

(9)

OJ No. L267, 2.10.2012, p.162

(10)

OJ No. L354, 31.12.2008, p.1. This instrument is implemented by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 234/2011 (OJ No. L64, 11.03.2011, p.15) and that Regulation has been amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 562/2012 (OJ No. L168, 28.06.2012, p.21)

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