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26th February 2003
Laid before Parliament
6th March 2003
Coming into force
28th March 2003
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 16(1)(e) and (f), 17(2), 26(3) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, having had regard in accordance with section 48(4A) of that Act to advice given by the Food Standards Agency and after consultation both as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council(2) and in accordance with section 48(4) and (4B) of the said Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:
1990 c. 16. Functions formerly exercisable by “the Ministers” are now exercisable in relation to England by the Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 to the Food Standards Act 1999 (1999 c. 28), and paragraphs 12 and 21 of that Schedule amend sections 17 and 48 of the 1990 Act. Functions of “the Ministers” so far as exercisable in relation to Wales were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by S.I. 1999/672 and those functions so far as exercisable in relation to Scotland were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1999 c. 46). Regulation 13(4) of S.I. 2000/656 expressly authorises the Secretary of State to revoke and amend existing Regulations made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (whether with others or not) under the Food Safety Act 1990. Section 26(3) of the 1990 Act was amended by section 40(4) of, and Schedule 6 to, the Food Standards Act 1999.
OJ No. L31, 1.2.2002, p. 1; laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety.
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