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The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2013 No. 66

Food

The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

Made

13th March 2013

Coming into operation

6th April 2013

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 27(2), 30(9), 32(1),(2)(c),(d),(e),(g) and (h), 47(2) and 48(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(2).

In so far as these Regulations cannot be made under powers contained in the 1991 Order, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3).

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has been designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 in relation to measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields for the protection of public health(4).

In accordance with Article 47(3A) of that Order, it has had regard to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency.

As required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(5), there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation and evaluation of these Regulations.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services; see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I.1) Article 3(6)

(2)

S.I. 1991/762 (N.I.7) as amended by S.I. 1996/1663 (N.I.12), paragraphs 26 to 42 of Schedule 5 and Schedule 6 to the Food Standards Act 1999 c.28 and S.R. 2004 Nos. 482 and 505

(5)

OJ No. L31, 1.2.2002, p.1. That Regulation was last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny: Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny – Part Four (OJ No. L188, 18.7.2009, p14)

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