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14th April 2011
Laid before Parliament
20th April 2011
Coming into force
16th May 2011
In accordance with section 48(4A) of that Act, the Secretary of State has had regard to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency.
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), there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation and evaluation of these Regulations.
1990 c. 16. Sections 16 and 48 were amended by section 40(1) of, and paragraphs 7 and 8 of Schedule 5 to, the Food Standards Act 1999 (c. 28) (“the 1999 Act”). Section 48 was also amended by section 40(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 5 to, the 1999 Act and S.I. 2004/2990.
Functions formerly exercisable by “the Ministers” (being, in relation to England and Wales and acting jointly, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health in England and food and health in Wales and, in relation to Scotland, the Secretary of State) are now exercisable in relation to England by the Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 to the 1999 Act.
OJ No. L 31, 1.2.2002, p. 1, last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 (OJ No. L 188, 18.7.2009, p. 14).
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