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

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PART 4Administration and enforcement

Competent authorities

15.  The competent authority for the purpose of Article 7 of Regulation 2065/2003 is the Food Standards Agency.

Enforcement authorities

16.  It is the duty of each district council within its district to execute and enforce these Regulations and the EU Regulations.

Offences and penalties

17.—(1) Any person who contravenes regulation 12 or 13(1) commits an offence.

(2) Any person guilty of an offence under regulation 3, 4, 5, 6, or 17(1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

Condemnation of food

18.  Where any food is certified by a food analyst as being food which it is an offence to place on the market, that food shall be treated for the purposes of Article 8 of the Order (under which food may be seized and destroyed under an order of a justice of the peace) as failing to comply with food safety requirements.

Application of various Articles of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

19.  The provisions of the Order specified in column 1 of Schedule 5 apply, with the modifications specified in column 2 of that Part for the purposes of these Regulations.

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