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Meat Products (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. No. 1396 (W.141) of 2004).

Type of law

These Regulations: (a) define various expressions used in the Regulations (reg. 2); (b) specify the scope of the Regulations (reg. 3); (c) prohibit the use of specified names in the labelling or advertising of meat products if the products do not satisfy specific compositional requirements and the sale of food labelled in contravention of that prohibition (reg. 4 and Schedule 2); (d) prescribe that, save in specified cases, where meat products of a specified appearance are sold the name used as the name of the food in the labelling of the products must include an indication of any added ingredients of animal origin and of any other added ingredients not falling into specified categories (reg. 5 and Schedule 3); (e) subject to an exception, prohibit the sale of uncooked meat products which include amongst their ingredients specified parts of the carcase of any mammalian species of animal (reg. 6); (f) prescribe penalties for breach of the Regulations and allocate responsibility for their enforcement and execution (regulation 7); (g) subject to a modification, apply specified provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 for the purposes of the Regulations (reg. 8); (h) amend the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1499 as amended) in relation to Wales by adding to regulation 2(1) (interpretation) a definition of "meat product" and amending some labelling provisions concerning meat products other than specified ones, which are not prepacked or which are prepacked for direct sale.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 13 May 2004.
In relation to Wales these Regulations revoke, and replace in part, the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations 1984 (S.I. 1984/1566, as amended) which extend to England and Wales
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