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The Food Labelling (Amendment) (Irradiated Food) Regulations 1990

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Amendment of regulation 29

8.  In regulation 29 (other food for immediate consumption)—

(a)for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:

(2) Food to which this regulation applies need not be marked or labelled with any of the particulars specified in regulation 6—

(a)in a case where the food neither has been irradiated nor contains any ingredient which has been irradiated, if, subject to paragraph (5) of this regulation, the provisions of paragraph (3) or, as the case may be, (4) of this regulation are observed,

(b)in a case where the food has been irradiated, if the provisions of paragraph (3) or, as the case may be, (4) of this regulation are observed, and

(c)in a case where the food contains an ingredient which has been irradiated, if the provisions of paragraph (4A) of this regulation are observed and, subject to paragraph (5) of this regulation, the provisions of paragraph (3) or, as the case may be, (4) of this regulation are observed.;

(b)after paragraph (4) there shall be inserted the following paragraph:

(4A) Where any food to which this regulation applies contains an ingredient which has been irradiated (and which comprises a particular with which, had that food been prepacked, the food would have been required by these Regulations to be marked or labelled), that food shall (subject to regulation 33(1B) to (1D)) be marked or labelled with an indication that it contains that ingredient and the reference within that indication to that ingredient shall include or be accompanied by the word “irradiated” or the words “treated with ionising radiation”.; and

(c)for paragraph (5) there shall be substituted the following paragraph:

(5) Subject to—

(a)paragraphs (3) and (4) of this regulation insofar as they relate to food which has been irradiated, and

(b)paragraph (4A) of this regulation,

prepared meals provided for persons staying at a hotel or other establishment at which sleeping accommodation is provided by way of trade or business need not be marked or labelled with any of the particulars specified in regulation 6..

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