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

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Amendment of regulation 33

9.  In regulation 33 (food to which regulation 24, 25, 28, 29 or 31A applies)—

(a)in paragraph (1), after the words “by these Regulations shall”, there shall be inserted the words “, except in a case to which paragraph (1A) of this regulation applies,”; and

(b)after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs:

(1A) In any case where food to which paragraph (1) of this regulation applies has been or contains an ingredient which has been irradiated and that food is sold and delivered to the ultimate consumer in a catering establishment, the particulars with which it is required to be marked or labelled by these Regulations shall appear on a menu, notice, ticket or label that is readily discernible by an intending purchaser at the place where he chooses that food.

(1B) In any case to which paragraph (1A) of this regulation applies use of alternative labelling shall not alone be treated as a contravention of these Regulations and for this purpose alternative labelling is used where, instead of the particulars referred to in that paragraph appearing in the manner specified therein, alternative particulars are displayed in accordance with paragraph (1C), with paragraph (1D) or with paragraphs (1C) and (1D) of this regulation.

(1C) Alternative particulars are displayed in accordance with this paragraph in relation to any ingredient which has been irradiated if there appears, in the manner specified in paragraph (1A) of this regulation, an indication that the food of which that irradiated ingredient forms part may contain that irradiated ingredient and if the reference within that indication to that ingredient includes or is accompanied by the word “irradiated” or the words “treated with ionising radiation”.

(1D) Alternative particulars are displayed in accordance with this paragraph if the irradiated ingredients to which they relate are dried substances normally used for seasoning, if there appears, in the manner specified in paragraph (1A) of this regulation, an indication to the effect that food sold in the catering establishment contains (or may contain) those irradiated ingredients and if the reference within that indication to those ingredients includes or is accompanied by the word “irradiated” or the words “treated with ionising radiation”..

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