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The Official Feed and Food Controls (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2009 No.3376 (W.298)

AGRICULTURE, WALES

FOOD, WALES

The Official Feed and Food Controls (Wales) Regulations 2009

Made

21 December 2009

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

22 December 2009

Coming into force

25 January 2010

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972(1).

The Welsh Ministers are designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 in relation to measures relating to food (including drink) including the primary production of food and measures relating to feed produced for or fed to food-producing animals(2), the common agricultural policy of the European Community(3)and measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields for the protection of public health(4).

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Welsh Ministers that it is expedient for any reference to a Community instrument defined in Schedule 1 to be construed as a reference to that instrument as amended from time to time.

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(5)there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation and evaluation of the following Regulations.

(1)

1972 c. 68. Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (2006 c. 51).

(2)

S.I. 2005/1971. Functions of the National Assembly for Wales under this designation and the designation under S.I. 2005/2766 were transferred to the Welsh Ministers by section 162 and paragraphs 28 and 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(3)

S.I. 2005/2766.

(4)

S.I. 2008/1792.

(5)

OJ No. L31, 1.2.2002, p.1, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny: Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Part Four (OJ No. L188,18.7.2009,p.14)

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