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The Food Irradiation (Wales) Regulations 2009

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3.—(1) In these Regulations—

  • “the Act”(“y Ddeddf”) means the Food Safety Act 1990;

  • the Agency” (“yr Asiantaeth”) means the Food Standards Agency;

  • approval” (“cymeradwyaeth”) includes a licence;

  • “approved” (“a gymeradwywyd”, “wedi'i gymeradwyo”, “wedi'u cymeradwyo”) includes “licensed” (“trwyddedig”, “wedi'i drwyddedu”);

  • import” (“mewnforio”) means to introduce from another Member State or from a country outside the European Community;

  • ionising radiation” (“ymbelydredd ïoneiddio”) means any gamma rays, X-rays or corpuscular radiations which are capable of producing ions either directly or indirectly;

  • “irradiated” (“a arbelydrir”, “a arbelydrwyd”, “arbelydrwyd”, “cael ei arbelydru”, “wedi'i arbelydru”) means treated by ionising radiation, and similar expressions must be construed accordingly;

  • licence” (“trwydded”) save in regulation 7(a)(ii)(bb) means a licence granted by the Agency in accordance with Schedule 2 to a person and a facility to irradiate food and “licensed” (“ei drwyddedu”, “trwyddedig”, “wedi'i drwyddedu”) and “licensee” (“trwyddedai”) must be construed accordingly;

  • official reference number” (“Rhif cyfeirnod swyddogol”) in relation to a facility in a Member State means the reference number allocated by the Member State in connection with its approval as an irradiation facility (being the number shown for it in the list in Schedule 3);

  • sell” (“gwerthu”) includes possess, offer, expose and advertise for sale, and “sale” (“gwerthu”) must be construed accordingly.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)properly irradiated food” (“bwyd a arbelydrwyd yn briodol”) means food which—

(i)was either irradiated alone or as part of a batch of food in which each item was food which fell within the same permitted category of food; and

(ii)has not been over-irradiated,

and “proper irradiation” (“arbelydru priodol”) must be construed accordingly;

(b)food falls within a permitted category of food when (excluding the weight of any added water) no less than 98 per cent of it by weight falls within that category, and “item” (“eitem”), in relation to a batch of food, means each item within that batch intended to be capable of being sold individually;

(c)the permitted categories of food are—

(i)fruit;

(ii)vegetables;

(iii)cereals;

(iv)bulbs and tubers;

(v)dried aromatic herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings;

(vi)fish and shellfish; and

(vii)poultry;

(d)in the permitted categories of food—

(i)fruit” (“ffrwythau”) includes but is not limited to fungi, tomatoes and rhubarb;

(ii)vegetables” (“llysiau”) excludes fruit, cereals, bulbs and tubers and dried aromatic herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings but includes pulses;

(iii)bulbs and tubers” (“bylbiau a chloron”) means potatoes, yams, onions, shallots and garlic;

(iv)fish and shellfish” (“pysgod a physgod cregyn”) includes but is not limited to eels, crustaceans and molluscs; and

(v)poultry” (“dofednod”) means domestic fowls, geese, ducks, guinea fowls, pigeons, quails and turkeys;

(e)food has been over-irradiated either when the overall average dose of ionising radiation absorbed by it, measured in accordance with Schedule 1, exceeds, in the case of—

(i)fruit, 2 kGy;

(ii)vegetables, 1 kGy;

(iii)cereals, 1 kGy;

(iv)bulbs and tubers, 0.2 kGy;

(v)dried aromatic herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings, 10 kGy;

(vi)fish and shellfish, 3 kGy; or

(vii)poultry, 7 kGy,

or where one of the circumstances described in paragraph (3) applies.

(3) The circumstances are that the maximum dose of ionising radiation absorbed by the food, or by any food in the same batch, measured in accordance with Schedule 1, is—

(a)more than three times the minimum dose absorbed by it; or

(b)more than 1.5 times the overall average dose specified for the food in paragraph (2)(e).

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