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The Food Safety (Amendment) (Metrication) Regulations 1992

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Regulation 4


1.  In regulation 5(2), for the words “one gallon” there shall be substituted the words “five litres”.

2.  In regulation 6(2)(a), for the words “22½ pounds of sugar per 10 gallons” there shall be substituted the words “225 grams of sugar per litre”.

3.  In regulation 6(5)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), for the words “7.5 calories per fluid ounce” there shall be substituted the words “264 kilocalories per litre and 1105 kilojoules per litre”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), for the words “1.5 calories per fluid ounce” there shall be substituted the words “53 kilocalories per litre and 221 kilojoules per litre”.

4.  In regulation 11, the second paragraph shall be deleted.

5.  For each of the imperial units of measurement referred to in Schedules 2 and 3 to the Regulations and specified in column 1 of the following Table, in each place where they respectively occur in those Schedules, there shall be substituted the corresponding metric unit of measurement in column 2 of the Table—

Column 1Column 2
Imperial Unit of MeasurementMetric Unit of Measurement
10 gallonslitre
½ grain57 mg
5 grains570 mg
28 grains40 mg
56 grains80 mg
80 grains114 mg
140 grains200 mg
280 grains400 mg
1½ lb15 g
2 lb20 g
2¼ lb22.5 g
3 lb30 g
4½ lb45 g
7 lb70 g
10 lb100 g
11¼ lb112.5 g
15 lb150 g
22½ lb225 g

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