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21st July 2005
Laid before Parliament
10th August 2005
Coming into force
1st January 2006
The Secretary of State, being a Minister designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to food (including drink), including the primary production of food, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by that section, after consultation as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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(3), makes the following Regulations:
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