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2. (1) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990;
“the Directive” means Council Directive 89/398/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses(1), as amended by Directive 1999/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(2);
“food authority” does not include—
the council of a district of a non-metropolitan county except where the county functions have been transferred to that council pursuant to a structural change, or
the appropriate Treasurer referred to in section 5(1)(c) of the Act (which deals with the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple);
“PNU food” means a food for a particular nutritional use which—
owing to its special composition or process of manufacture, is clearly distinguishable from food intended for normal consumption, and
is sold in such a way as to indicate its suitability for its claimed particular nutritional purpose,
but does not fall within any of the following classifications—
infant formulae and follow-on formulae,
processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children,
food intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction,
dietary foods for special medical purposes,
foods intended to meet the expenditure of intense muscular effort, especially for sportsmen, and
foods for persons suffering from carbohydrate-metabolism disorders (diabetes);
“particular nutritional use” means the fulfilment of the particular nutritional requirements of—
certain categories of persons whose digestive processes are, or whose metabolism is, disturbed, or
certain categories of persons whose physiological condition renders them able to obtain a special benefit from the controlled consumption of any substance in food, or
infants or young children in good health; and
“sell” includes possess for sale and offer, expose or advertise (otherwise than by means of a label or wrapper) for sale.
(2) Other expressions used in these Regulations and in the Directive have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in the Directive.
OJ No. L186, 30.6.89, p.27.
OJ No. L172, 8.7.99, p.38.
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