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The Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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8.—(1) Any person who places on the market, in bulk, a product to which this paragraph applies must ensure that the relevant indication appears, together with the name of the product, on a display or notice above or beside the container in which the products are placed on the market.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies to—

(a)a product intended for the ultimate consumer or mass caterers that has been treated with ionising radiation; and

(b)a product intended for the ultimate consumer or mass caterers that contains an ingredient that has been treated with ionising radiation.

(3) Any person who places on the market a product to which this paragraph applies must ensure that the relevant indication appears in the list of ingredients of that product to indicate the irradiated ingredient.

(4) Paragraph (3) applies to a product intended for the ultimate consumer or mass caterers—

(a)containing a compound ingredient in a case where an ingredient of that compound ingredient has been treated with ionising radiation; and

(b)to which in relation to that compound ingredient the provisions of point 2 of Part E of Annex VII (setting out cases where a list of ingredients for compound ingredients is not compulsory) would, but for the requirement in paragraph (3), apply.

(5) The relevant indication is the word ‘irradiated’ or the words ‘treated with ionising radiation’.

(6) In this regulation—

“in bulk” has the same meaning as in Article 6 of Directive 1999/2/EC(1) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation;

“ionising radiation” has the same meaning as in Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council;

“places on the market” is to be construed taking into account the meaning of “placed on the market” as used in Article 2 of Directive 1992/2/EC; and

“product” has the same meaning as in Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

(7) This regulation does not apply to—

(a)a product exposed to ionising radiation generated by measuring or inspection devices, provided the dose absorbed is not greater than 0.01 Gy for inspection devices which utilise neutrons and 0.5 Gy in other cases, at a maximum radiation energy level of 10 MeV in the case of X-rays, 14 MeV in the case of neutrons and 5 MeV in other cases; and

(b)a product which is prepared for patients requiring sterile diets under medical supervision.

(1)

OJ L 66, 13.3.1999, p.16, last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1137/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No L 311, 21.11.2008, p.1).

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