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The Quick-frozen Foodstuffs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Regulation 2(f)

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 2(a)(ii)

SCHEDULE 2SPECIFIED COMMUNITY PROVISIONS

1. Provision of Regulation 37/20052. Subject-matter
Article 2.1Requirement that the means of transport, warehousing and storage of quick frozen foodstuffs shall be fitted with suitable recording instruments to monitor, at frequent and regular intervals, the air temperature to which the quick frozen foodstuffs are subjected.
Article 2.2 – first sentence of first paragraphRequirement that all measuring instruments described in Article 2.1 of Regulation 37/2005 shall comply with EN 12830, EN 13485 and EN 13486 standards.
Article 2.2 – second sentence of first paragraphRequirement that food operators keep all relevant documents verifying that those measuring instruments conform to the relevant EN standard.
Article 2.3Requirement that temperature recording shall be dated and stored by the food operator for a period of at least a year, or for longer taking into account the nature and shelf life of the quick frozen foodstuffs.
Article 3.1 – first paragraphRequirement that during storage in retail display cabinets, or in the course of local distribution, the air temperature shall only be measured by at least one easily visible thermometer.
Article 3.1 – second paragraph (a) and (b)Requirement that in open retail cabinets the maximum load line of the cabinet shall be clearly marked and the thermometer shall indicate the temperature at the air return side at the level of that mark..

Regulation 2(g)

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 2(e)

SCHEDULE 3TRANSITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MEASURING INSTRUMENTS INSTALLED BEFORE 1st JANUARY 2006

Application

1.  This Schedule applies only in respect of measuring instruments used for the purpose of monitoring temperature as provided for in Article 2.1 of Regulation 37/2005, which were installed before 1st January 2006.

2.  This Schedule will cease to have effect on 1st January 2010.

Requirements

3.  The requirements are that–

(a)in respect of any means of storage or transport, other than those mentioned in the following sub paragraphs, the instrument shall be a system suitable for the monitoring, at frequent and regular intervals, of air temperatures within such means of storage or transport;

(b)in respect of storage in a cold chamber with a capacity of less than 10m3 on premises used for placing quick-frozen foodstuffs on the market for retail purposes, the instrument shall be a thermometer so placed as to be easily visible;

(c)in respect of storage in a retail display cabinet (other than an open retail display cabinet), the instrument shall be one or more thermometers so placed as to be easily visible;

(d)in respect of storage in an open retail display cabinet, the instrument shall be one or more thermometers so placed as to be easily visible and indicating the temperature at the air return side at the level of the clearly marked maximum load line for that cabinet;

(e)in respect of any means of transport other than–

(i)a vehicle registered outside the United Kingdom; or

(ii)a means of transport when being used in the course of local distribution,

the instrument shall be a system for monitoring air temperatures that–

(aa)has an accuracy of plus or minus 1°C when its sensor is measuring a temperature within the range of −25°C to +30°C;

(bb)has a measuring accuracy which does not change by more than plus or minus 0.5°C when it is operating in temperatures within the range of −20°C to +30°C;

(cc)has a display resolution of not more than 1°C; and

(dd)is robust and shockproof;

(f)in respect of a vehicle registered outside the United Kingdom, the instrument shall be an instrument which has been approved by the competent authority in the country in which the vehicle is registered; and

(g)in respect of means of transport when being used in the course of local distribution, the instrument shall be one or more thermometers so placed as to be easily visible..

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