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The Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Wales) Regulations 2007

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4.—(1) Subject to the transitional measures contained in Article 18 (relating to foods placed on the market before 1 July 2007), any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of the EC Regulation specified in paragraph (2) is guilty of an offence and liable —

(a)on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or to a fine or both;

(b)on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.

(2) The specified provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are —

(a)Article 3(1) (requirement that only vitamins or minerals listed in Annex I and in form listed in Annex II may be added to food) as read with Article 17(1) (transitional application of national rules);

(b)Article 4 (prohibition on addition of vitamins and minerals to certain foods);

(c)Article 5(2) (requirement to observe purity criteria);

(d)Article 6(6) (requirement for added vitamins and minerals to be in the food in at least a significant amount as defined); and

(e)Article 7(1), (2) and (3) (restrictions and conditions applying to labelling, presentation and advertising of foods to which vitamins or minerals have been added).

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