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The Food Safety, Food Hygiene and Official Controls (Sprouting Seeds) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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These Regulations amend the General Food Regulations 2004 (regulation 2), the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (regulation 3) and the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (regulation 4) in order to provide for the enforcement of the following EU Regulations:—

(a)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2013 on traceability requirements for sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts;

(b)Commission Regulation (EU) No 210/2013 on the approval of establishments producing sprouts pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council; and

(c)Commission Regulation (EU) No 211/2013 on certification requirements for imports into the Union of sprouts and seeds intended for the production of sprouts.

The above EU Regulations should be read with Commission Regulation (EU) No 209/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 as regards microbiological criteria for sprouts and the sampling rules for poultry carcases and fresh poultry meat.

A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared and placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Copies may be obtained from the Food Standards Agency (Scotland), 6th Floor, St Magnus House, 25 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NJ and online at www.legislation.gov.uk.

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