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The Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002, shall come into force on 1st March 2002 and shall extend to Wales only.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” (“y prif Reoliadau”) means the Sweeteners in Food Regulations 1995(1).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended, insofar as they extend to Wales, in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

(2) In paragraph (1) of regulation 2(interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “Directive 95/31/EC” there shall be added at the end the words “and by Directive 2001/52/EC”(2); and

(b)for the definition of “permitted sweetener” there shall be substituted the following definition—

  • “permitted sweetener” means any sweetener specified in column 2 of Schedule 1 which satisfies the specific purity criteria for that sweetener set out—

    (a)

    in the case of any sweetener other than sucralose, in the Annex to Directive 95/31/EC; and

    (b)

    in the case of sucralose, at pages 119 to 124 of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Compendium of Food Additives Specifications Addendum 2 (1993) FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 52 Addendum 2;.

(3) In Schedule 1 (permitted sweeteners and the foods in or on which they may be used) there shall be added at the end, in columns 2 to 4, the provisions specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Consequential amendments

3.—(1) Paragraph (2) of regulation 4 (consequential amendments) of the Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001(3) shall cease to have effect.

(2) In the provisions specified in paragraph (3) below, insofar as they extend to Wales, references to the principal Regulations shall be construed as references to those Regulations as amended up to and including the amendments effected by these Regulations.

(3) The provisions to which paragraph (2) above refers are—

(a)the definition of “permitted sweetener” in paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) of the Jam and Similar Products Regulations 1981(4);

(b)the definition of “additive” in paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) of the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations 1984(5);

(c)the definition of “sweetener” in Part II of Schedule 1 (categories of food additives) to the Food Additives Labelling Regulations 1992(6);

(d)the definition of “sweetener” in paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) of the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995(7); and

(e)in the Food Labelling Regulations 1996(8)—

(i)paragraph (1) of regulation 34 (foods containing sweeteners, added sugar and sweeteners, aspartame or polyols); and

(ii)in Schedule 8 (misleading descriptions) Part I (general), the condition in column 2 opposite the description “ice cream” in column 1.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(9)

John Marek

The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

13th February 2002

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