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Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 540

FOOD

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

Made

3rd March 1999

Laid before Parliament

5th March 1999

Coming into force

31st March 1999

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in relation to England and Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Scotland, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 6(4), 16(1), 17(2), 26(1) and (3) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 48(4) of that Act with such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the Regulations, hereby make the following Regulations:

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 31st March 1999.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995(2).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the principal Regulations in the definition of “the Commission Regulation”, there shall be substituted for the words “and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1298/98(3)” the words “, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1298/98 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2521/98(4)”.

Jeff Rooker

Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

1st March 1999

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Tessa Jowell

Minister of State for Public Health,

Department of Health

2nd March 1999

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jon Owen Jones

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office

3rd March 1999

Sam Galbraith

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

24th February 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply to Great Britain, amend the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995, as amended. The Regulations make provision for the enforcement and execution of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2521/98 amending Regulation (EC) No. 577/97 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 2991/94 laying down standards for spreadable fats and of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1898/87 on the protection of designations used in the marketing of milk and milk products.

Regulation 2521/98 adjusts the rules concerning the indication of the fat content of spreadable fats and verification of the declared fat content.

No regulatory impact assessment has been prepared in relation to these Regulations.

(1)

1990 c. 16; “the Ministers” is defined in section 4(1) of the Act; section 6(4)(a) of the Act was amended by the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40), Schedule 9, paragraph 6.

(2)

S.I. 1995/3116, amended by S.I. 1998/452, 2538.

(3)

O.J. No. L180, 24.6.98, p. 5.

(4)

O.J. No. L315, 25.11.98, p. 12.