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The Food Safety, Food Hygiene and Official Controls (Sprouting Seeds) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Food Safety, Food Hygiene and Official Controls (Sprouting Seeds) (Scotland) Regulations 2013, extend to Scotland only and come into force on 31st December 2013.

Amendment to the General Food Regulations 2004

2.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the General Food Regulations 2004(1), at the end of the definition of “Regulation (EC) No 178/2002” insert—

  • , as read with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 931/2011 on the traceability requirements set by Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council for food of animal origin(2) and with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 208/2013 on traceability requirements for sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts(3).

Amendment to the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006

3.  In Schedule 1 (definitions of EU legislation) to the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006(4), at the end of the definition of “Regulation 852/2004” insert—

  • and with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 210/2013 on the approval of establishments producing sprouts pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council(5).

Amendments to the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2009

4.—(1) The Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2009(6) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), for the definition of “the Import Provisions” substitute—

“the Import Provisions” means Part 3 of these Regulations, Article 14 of Regulation 882/2004 in so far as it applies to official controls to verify compliance with aspects of feed or food law not covered by Directive 97/78/EC(7), Articles 15 to 24 of Regulation 882/2004, Regulation 669/2009 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 211/2013 on certification requirements for imports into the Union of sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts(8);.

(3) In regulation 41 (offences and penalties), after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) Any person who imports into Scotland or places on the market any sprouts or seeds intended for sprouting which do not comply with the certification requirements of Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 211/2013 on certification requirements for imports into the Union of sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts commits an offence..

MICHAEL MATHESON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

19th November 2013

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