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Food Irradiation Provisions (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. No. 309 of 2000).

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These Regulations give effect in Scotland to the provisions of: (a) Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation; and; (b) Directive 1999/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Community list of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation. The substantive amendments to the Food (Control of Irradiation) Regulations 1990 are: definitions of Directives are inserted and the definition of "ionising radiation" is amended; a new regulation, 6A, requiring the labelling of non-consumer foods which are subject to ionising radiation, is inserted Defence in relation to exports now only operates in relation to food intended for export to a country which is not a member of the European Community, criteria for application and grant of a irradiation licence are amended. The amendments to the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 are: definitions, the exemption in regulation 3(1) for food brought into Great Britain in certain circumstances from another member State or an EEA state is adjusted so as to require such food to comply (where applicable) with Directive 1999/2/EC; a revised sub-paragraph (b) of regulation 15(4) (providing an exception to the requirement that the names of the ingredients of a compound ingredient used in the preparation of a food have to be given in the list of ingredients of the food) is substituted for the existing sub-paragraph (b) of regulation 15(4); regulation 26 (small packages and certain indelibly marked bottles) is amended to require certain food which, although exempted from the requirement to be marked or labelled with a list of ingredients, nevertheless contains an ingredient which has been irradiated, to be marked and labelled accordingly, etc.
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Coming into force on 20 September, 2000.
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