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Food Standards Act 1999

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Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (c. 48)

6(1)The Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In section 1(2) (emergency orders: definition of “designating authority”) after “Food” there shall be inserted the words “and the Secretary of State or either of them”.

  • This sub-paragraph shall come into force on the passing of this Act.

(3)In section 1(2) as so amended, for the words from “the Minister” to “them” there shall be substituted the words “the Secretary of State”.

(4)In section 2 (powers of designating authority when emergency order is made)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)after the words “A designating authority” there shall be inserted the words “or the Food Standards Agency”; and

(ii)for the words “the designating authority” there shall be substituted the words “the authority giving the consent”;

(b)in subsection (3)—

(i)after the words “A designating authority” there shall be inserted the words “or the Food Standards Agency”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for the words “the designating authority” (in both places) there shall be substituted the words “the authority giving the directions”; and

(iii)in paragraph (b), after the words “the designating authority” there shall be inserted the words “or the Agency (as the case may be)”; and

(c)in subsections (5) and (6)—

(i)after the words “a designating authority” there shall be inserted the words “or the Food Standards Agency”;

(ii)for the words “the designating authority” (in the first place it appears) there shall be substituted the words “the authority taking that action”; and

(iii)for the words “the designating authority” (in the second place it appears) there shall be substituted the words “that authority”.

(5)In section 25(2) (application of Act to Northern Ireland)—

(a)before paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(za)in section 1(2), in the definition of “designating authority”, for the words from “in relation” (in the first place they appear) to the end there is substituted “means the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland;”

(b)in paragraph (a), after the word “reference” (in the first place it appears) there shall be inserted the words “in Part III”.

  • This sub-paragraph shall come into force on the passing of this Act.

(6)In section 25(2) as amended by sub-paragraph (5)—

(a)for paragraph (za) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(za)in section 1(2), in the definition of “designating authority”, for the words from “in relation” (in the first place they appear) to the end there is substituted “means the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland;”

(b)in paragraph (a), for the word “paragraph” there shall be substituted the words “paragraphs (ab) and”; and

(c)after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(ab)subject to paragraph (b) below, in section 16 for any reference to the Ministers or either of them there is substituted a reference to the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland and the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland acting jointly;.

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