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The Food Safety (Amendment) (Metrication) Regulations 1992

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Title, commencement and effect of amendments

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Food Safety (Amendment) (Metrication) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 16th November 1992.

(2) The amendments specified in regulations 3 to 8 inclusive of these Regulations shall have effect from and including 1st January 1995.

Amendment of Skimmed Milk with Non-Milk Fat Regulations

2.  The Skimmed Milk with Non-Milk Fat Regulations 1960(1) and the Skimmed Milk with Non-Milk Fat (Scotland) Regulations 1960(2) shall be amended—

(a)by substituting in Part II of the Second Schedule to each of those Regulations for the words “grammes”, “milligrammes” and “microgrammes”, wherever they occur therein, the words “grams”, “milligrams” and “micrograms” respectively; and

(b)by adding after paragraph 8 in Part II of the Second Schedule to each of those Regulations the following paragraph—

9.(1) Provided that the supplementary indications comprised partly of imperial units of measurement referred to in this Part of this Schedule shall not be used for the purposes of determining the constituent contents of the specified foods to which they relate after 31st December 1994.

(2) In paragraph (1) above “supplementary indications” has the same meaning as in Council Directive 80/181/EEC, as amended by Council Directive 89/617/EEC, laying down common standards for units of measurement..

Amendment of the Soft Drinks Regulations 1964

3.  The Soft Drinks Regulations 1964(3) shall be amended as specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Amendment of the Soft Drinks (Scotland) Regulations 1964

4.  The Soft Drinks (Scotland) Regulations 1964(4) shall be amended as specified in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

Amendment of Food Hygiene Regulations

5.—(1) The Food Hygiene (Markets, Stalls and Delivery Vehicles) Regulations 1966(5) shall be amended by substituting the words “45.5 centimetres” for the words “eighteen inches” in regulation 7(c) of those Regulations.

(2) The Food Hygiene (General) Regulations 1970(6) shall be amended by substituting the words “45.5 centimetres” for the words “eighteen inches” in regulation 9(c) of those Regulations.

Amendment of Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food Regulations

6.  The Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food Regulations 1966(7) and the Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food (Scotland) Regulations 1966(8) shall be amended by substituting in paragraph 3(1)(k) of Part II of the Schedule to each of those Regulations the words “0.34 bars” for the words “5 pounds per square inch gauge”.

Amendment of Solvents in Food Regulations

7.  The Solvents in Food Regulations 1967(9) and the Solvents in Food (Scotland) Regulations 1968(10) shall be amended by substituting in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to each of those Regulations the words “3 millimetres” for the words “one-eighth of an inch”.

Amendment of Margarine Regulations

8.  The Margarine Regulations 1967(11) and the Margarine (Scotland) Regulations 1970(12) shall be amended by substituting—

(a)for the definition of “vitamin A” in regulation 2(1) of each of those Regulations the following definition—

“vitamin A” means vitamin A present as such or as its esters and includes beta-carotene on the basis that 6 micrograms of beta-carotene or 12 micrograms of other biologically active carotenoids equal 1 microgram of retinol equivalent.;

(b)for regulation 6(1) in each of those Regulations the following provision—

(1) Any margarine sold by retail shall contain in every 100 grams of such margarine—

(a)not less than 800 micrograms and not more than 1000 micrograms of vitamin A (retinol equivalent), and

(b)not less than 7.05 micrograms and not more than 8.82 micrograms of vitamin D,

and a proportionate amount in any part of 100 grams..

Amendment of Food Labelling Regulations

9.  The Food Labelling Regulations 1984(13) and the Food Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 1984(14) shall be amended by inserting in Schedule 1 to each of those Regulations, after paragraph 1(2), the following sub-paragraph—

(3) In the following Table in the provisions of column 2 corresponding to the entries in column 1 with the names “Prawn or shrimp” and “Shrimp”, the supplementary indications “(180 per lb)” and “(600 per lb)” shall not be used after 31st December 1993..

In witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on

L.S.

John Selwyn Gummer

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

19th October 1992.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Cumberlege

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Health

19th October 1992

David Hunt

Secretary of State for Wales

14th October 1992

Hector Monro

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office

16th October 1992

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