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2.—(1) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990(1);
“the Agency” means the Food Standards Agency;
in relation to a competent authority, means any person (whether or not an officer of the authority) who is authorised by the authority in writing for the purposes of regulation 14; and
in relation to a relevant enforcement authority, means any person (whether or not an officer of the authority) who is authorised by the authority in writing, either generally or specially, to act in matters arising under Part 2 of these Regulations in relation to its enforcement responsibilities under regulation 17;
“competent authority” means, other than in regulations 23 and 24, an authority which, by virtue of regulation 3, is designated for the purposes of any of the provisions of Regulation 882/2004;
“Directive 2004/41”, “Regulation 999/2001”, “Regulation 178/2002”, “Regulation 852/2004”, “Regulation 853/2004”, “Regulation 882/2004”, “Regulation 1688/2005”, “Regulation 2073/2005”, “Regulation 2074/2005”, “Regulation 1020/2008”, “Regulation 669/2009” and “Regulation 1162/2009” have the meanings respectively given to them in Schedule 1;
“feed authority” means the authority required by section 67(2) of the Agriculture Act 1970(2) to enforce that Act within its area;
“the Import Provisions” means Part 3 of these Regulations, Articles 15 to 24 of Regulation 882/2004 and Regulation 669/2009;
“the Official Control Regulations” means these Regulations and Regulation 882/2004;
“premises” includes any establishment, any place, vehicle, stall or moveable structure and any ship or aircraft;
“primary production” has the meaning it bears in Regulation 852/2004;
“relevant enforcement authority” means a body which, by virtue of regulation 17, is made responsible for executing and enforcing any provision of Part 2 of these Regulations;
“relevant feed law” has the meaning given to it in Schedule 2; and
“relevant food law” has the meaning given to it in Schedule 3.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any expression other than one defined in paragraph (1) that is used both in these Regulations and in the Act has the meaning it bears in the Act.
(3) Unless the contrary intention appears, any expression used both in these Regulations and in Regulation 178/2002, Regulation 882/2004 or Regulation 669/2009 has the meaning it bears in Regulation 178/2002, Regulation 882/2004 or Regulation 669/2009 as the case may be.
(4) In these Regulations, any reference to an EU instrument defined in Schedule 1 is a reference to that instrument as amended from time to time.
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