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1. These Regulations —
(a)may be cited as the Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2007;
(b)come into force on 14th December 2007; and
(c)apply in relation to England only.
2. (1) In these Regulations —
“the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990(1);
“the Agency” means the Food Standards Agency;
“authorised officer” —
in relation to a competent authority, means any person (whether or not an officer of the authority) who is authorised by the authority in writing for the purposes of regulation 14; and
in relation to a relevant enforcement authority, means any person (whether or not an officer of the authority) who is authorised by the authority in writing, either generally or specially, to act in matters arising under Part 2 of these Regulations in relation to its enforcement responsibilities under regulation 17;
“competent authority” means an authority which, by virtue of regulation 3, is designated for the purposes of any of the provisions of Regulation 882/2004;
“Directive 2004/41”, “Regulation 178/2002”, “Regulation 852/2004”, “Regulation 853/2004”, “Regulation 882/2004”, “Regulation 1688/2005”, “Regulation 2073/2005”, “Regulation 2074/2005” and “Regulation 2076/2005” have the meanings respectively given to them in Schedule 1;
“feed authority” means the authority required by section 67(1) of the Agriculture Act 1970(2) to enforce that Act within its area or district as the case may be;
“food authority” has the meaning it bears by virtue of section 5(1) of the Act, except that it does not include the appropriate Treasurer referred to in section 5(1)(c) of the Act (which deals with the Inner Temple and Middle Temple);
“the Import Provisions” means Part 3 of these Regulations and Articles 15 to 24 of Regulation 882/2004;
“the Official Control Regulations” means these Regulations and Regulation 882/2004;
“premises” includes any establishment, any place, vehicle, stall or moveable structure and any ship or aircraft;
“primary production” has the meaning it bears in Regulation 852/2004;
“relevant enforcement authority” means a body which, by virtue of regulation 17, is made responsible for executing and enforcing any provision of Part 2 of these Regulations;
“relevant feed law” has the meaning given to it in Schedule 2; and
“relevant food law” has the meaning given to it in Schedule 3.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any expression other than one defined in paragraph (1) that is used both in these Regulations and in the Act has the meaning it bears in the Act.
(3) Unless the contrary intention appears, any expression used both in these Regulations and in Regulation 178/2002 or Regulation 882/2004 has the meaning it bears in Regulation 178/2002 or Regulation 882/2004, as the case may be.
(4) Where any functions under the Act are assigned—
(a)by an order under section 2 or 7 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984(3), to a port health authority;
(b)by an order under section 6 of the Public Health Act 1936(4), to a joint board for a united district; or
(c)by an order under paragraph 15(6) of Schedule 8 to the Local Government Act 1985(5), to a single authority for a metropolitan county,
any reference in these Regulations to a food authority shall be construed, so far as relating to those functions, as a reference to the authority to whom they are so assigned.
1936 c.49; section 6 is to be read with paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Food Safety Act 1990.
1985 c.51; paragraph 15(6) was amended by paragraph 31(b) of Schedule 3 to the Food Safety Act 1990.
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