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The Potassium Bromate (Prohibition as a Flour Improver) Regulations 1990

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Statutory Instruments

1990 No. 399

FOOD

COMPOSITION

LABELLING, DESCRIPTIONS, ETC

The Potassium Bromate (Prohibition as a Flour Improver) Regulations 1990

Made

27th February 1990

Laid before Parliament

9th March 1990

Coming into force

1st April 1990

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 4, 7 and 118 of the Food Act 1984(1) and now vested in them(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations, after consultation in accordance with section 118(6) of the said Act with such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests substantially affected by the said Regulations:—

Title and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Potassium Bromate (Prohibition as a Flour Improver) Regulations 1990 and shall come into force on 1st April 1990.

Amendment of the Miscellaneous Additives in Food Regulations 1980 and the Bread and Flour Regulations 1984

2.—(1) The Miscellaneous Additives in Food Regulations 1980(3) shall be further amended by deleting—

(a)from Parts I and II of Schedule 1 thereto the items relating to Potassium bromate; and

(b)in Schedule 2 thereto, in respect of the items relating to “Bread” and “Flour” the references in column 2 (Permitted Miscellaneous Additive) to Potassium bromate.

(2) The Bread and Flour Regulations 1984(4) shall be further amended by deleting—

(a)from Schedule 3 thereto the item relating to 924 Potassium bromate; and

(b)from paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 thereto—

(i)in sub-paragraphs (2)(b) and (3)(b) the items relating to Potassium bromate; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (4)(a) and (b) the references in column 2 (Permitted Miscellaneous Additive) to Potassium bromate.

In Witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 26th February 1990.

L.S.

John Selwyn Gummer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Kenneth Clarke

Secretary of State for Health

27th February 1990

Peter Walker

Secretary of State for Wales

27th February 1990

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply to England and Wales only, come into force on 1st April 1990. The Regulations—

(i)further amend the Miscellaneous Additives in Food Regulations 1980 by removing Potassium bromate both from the list of permitted miscellaneous additives under those Regulations and as a specified permitted miscellaneous additive (subject as prescribed in the Bread and Flour Regulations 1984) in relation to the specified foods of “Bread” and “Flour” respectively (regulation 2(1)), and

(ii)amend the Bread and Flour Regulations 1984 by removing Potassium bromate from amongst those additives specified as permitted in flour and bread (as more particularly prescribed in the 1984 Regulations) as well as revoking those provisions by which, as an amendment, Potassium bromate was introduced in the 1980 Regulations as a specified permitted miscellaneous additive in “Bread” and “Flour” (regulation 2(2)).

(1)

1984 c. 30; section 132(1) contains a definition of “the Ministers” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(2)

In the case of the Secretary of State for Health, by virtue of S.I. 1988/1843

(3)

S.I. 1980/1834; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1984/1304

(4)

S.I. 1984/1304, amended by S.I. 1985/67

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