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The Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 17th February 2000.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

(3) In this Order–

the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990;

“the Commission Decision” means Commission Decision 1999/788/EC on protective measures with regards to contamination by dioxins of certain products of porcine and poultry origin intended for human or animal consumption(1);

“free circulation” shall be construed in accordance with Article 23.2 of the Treaty establishing the European Community;

“member State” means a member State of the European Community other than Belgium or the United Kingdom; and

“relevant animal product” means an entity coming within any of the following descriptions—


products of Belgian origin covered by Article 1.3 of the Commission Decision, and


products which contain any of the products referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above,

but only includes food.

(4) Other expressions used both in this Order and in the Commission Decision have, in so far as the context admits, the same meaning in this Order as they bear in that Decision.


O.J. No. L310, 4.12.1999, p.62.

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