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Food Labelling (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2824 of 2004).

Type of law

The Regulations require that in the case of food containing any allergenic ingredient or an ingredient originating from an allergenic ingredient referred to in paragraphs 1 to 11 of the Schedule, the food be marked or labelled with a clear reference to the name of the allergenic ingredient concerned (regs. 12 and 14). There are exemptions in the case of food which is not prepacked, food which is prepacked for direct sale and fancy confectionery products (regs. 10(b) and 11). They extend the allergen labelling requirements to specified packages and bottles as a national measure (reg. 26 of the principal Regulations and regulations 4 and 12 of these Regulations refer). The Regulations remove the previous exemption from ingredient listing in the case of the ingredients of a compound ingredient which constituted less than 25 per cent of the finished product, whilst providing a limited exemption for some compound ingredients constituting less than 2 per cent of the finished product (reg. 7(b) and (c)). The Regulations make some other adjustments to the detailed rules regarding the order in which ingredients are to be listed (reg. 5) and add a further ingredient to those which do not need to be named (reg. 8(b)). The Regulations make some consequential amendments (regs. 3(b), 6, 7(a), 8(a), 9 and 15) and contain a transitional provision (reg. 13).
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Entry into force notes
These Regulations will come into force on 26 November 2004.
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