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The Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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PART 1Introductory

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and come into operation on 31st October 2013.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations —

Directive 76/621” means Council Directive 76/621/EEC relating to the fixing of the maximum level of erucic acid in oils and fats intended as such for human consumption and in foodstuffs containing added oils or fats(1);

Directive 80/891” means Commission Directive 80/891/EEC relating to the Community method of analysis for determining the erucic acid content in oils and fats intended to be used as such for human consumption and in foodstuffs containing added oils or fats(2);

Regulation 1881/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs(3);

Regulation 629/2008” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 629/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs(4);

Regulation 124/2009” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 124/2009 setting maximum levels for the presence of coccidiostats or histomonostats in food resulting from the unavoidable carry-over of these substances in non-target feed(5);

Regulation 165/2010” means Commission Regulation (EU) No. 165/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs as regards aflatoxins(6); and

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

(2) Any other expression used in these Regulations and in Directive 76/621, Directive 80/891, Regulation 1881/2006 or Regulation 124/2009 has the same meaning in these Regulations as it bears in the Directive or Regulation concerned.

(3) Any reference to an EU instrument is a reference to it as amended at the date of making of these Regulations.

(4) Any reference to an Article of or Annex to Directive 76/621, Directive 80/891, Regulation 1881/2006 or Regulation 124/2009 is a reference to that Article or Annex as it may be amended from time to time.

(5) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(7) shall apply to these regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(1)

OJ No. L202, 28.7.1976, p.35. This Directive was last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 807/2003 (OJ No. L122, 16.5.2003, p.36)

(2)

OJ No. L254, , 27.9.1980, p.35

(3)

OJ No. L364, 20.12.2006, p.5. This Regulation has been amended by Commission Regulations (EC) No’s 1126/2007 (OJ No. L255, 29.9.2007, p.14), 565/2008 (OJ No. L160, 19.6.2008, p.20), 629/2008 (OJ No. L173, 3.7.2008, p.6), and by Commission Regulations (EU) No’s 105/2010 (OJ No.L35, 6.2.2010, p.7), 165/2010 (OJ No. L50, 27.2.2010, p.8), 420/2011 (OJ No. L111, 30.4.2011, p.3), 835/2011 (OJ No. L215, 20.8.2011, p.4), 1258/2011 (OJ No. L320, 3.12.2011, p.15), 1259/2011 (OJ No. L320, 3.12.2011, p.18), 594/2012 (OJ No. L176, 6.7.2012, p.43) and 1058/2012 (OJ No. L313, 13.11.2012, p.14)

(4)

OJ No. L173, 3.7.2008, p.6

(5)

OJ No. L40, 11.2.2009, p.7. This Regulation has been amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 610/2012 (OJ No. L178, 10.7.2012, p.1)

(6)

OJ No. L50, 27.2.2010, p.8

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