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The Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990;

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 577/97(1) laying down certain detailed rules for the application of the Council Regulation and of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1898/87 on the protection of designations used in the marketing of milk and milk products, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1278/97(2) Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2181/97(3) Commission Regulation (EC) No. 623/98(4) Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1298/98(5) Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2521/98(6) and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 568/1999(7)

“Community provision” means a provision of the Council Regulation or the Commission Regulation which is referred to in column 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, as read with any supplementary provision referred to in column 2 thereof opposite the reference in column 1;

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2991/94(8) laying down standards for spreadable fats;

“EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area(9) signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as adjusted by the Protocol(10) signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993;

“EEA State” means a State which is a Contracting Party to the EEA Agreement;

“sell” includes possess for sale, and offer, expose or advertise for sale;

“sell by retail” means sell to a person buying otherwise than for the purpose of re-sale;

“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;

“vitamin D” means the anti-rachitic vitamins.

(2) Other expressions used both in these Regulations and in the Council Regulation or the Commission Regulation have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in the Council Regulation or the Commission Regulation.


OJ No. L87, 2.4.97, p.3.


OJ No. L175, 3.7.97, p.6.


OJ No. L299, 4.11.97, p.1.


OJ No. L85, 20.3.98, p.3.


OJ No. L180, 24.6.98, p.5.


OJ No. L315, 25.11.98, p.12.


OJ No. L70, 17.3.1999, p.11.


OJ No. L316, 9.12.94, p.2.


OJ No. L1, 3.1.94, p.1.


OJ No. L1, 3.1.94, p.571.

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