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Miscellaneous Food Additives Amendment (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1099 of 2005).

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These Regulations amend the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995 in relation to England by: (a) inserting a definition of flavouring, as the Regulations now apply to control the use of miscellaneous additives in flavourings; (b) bringing up to date the definition of "Directive 95/2/EC" to cover the amendment of that Directive by Directive 2003/114/EC (regulation 3(b)); (c) substituting a new definition for the term "stabiliser" to include substances which increase the binding capacity of food (regulation 3(d)); (d) making an amendment to regulation 4 to ensure that a flavouring which lawfully has in or on it a permitted miscellaneous additive can be used as an ingredient in a compound food (regulation 4); (e) providing that where a permitted miscellaneous additive used in a flavouring performs a technological function in the final food in which that flavouring is an ingredient, it is to be regarded as an additive of the final food (regulation 5); (f) prohibiting the use of additives in flavourings in quantities greater than the minimum necessary, or in circumstances where they would be a hazard to human health or misleading to the consumer, and making contravention an offence (regulation 5); (g) making transitional provision to allow the marketing of additives, flavourings or foods marketed or labelled before 27 January 2006, which are legal under existing rules (regulation 6); (h) making provision for the restricted use of additives in flavourings; (i) bringing up to date the title of Part 4 of Schedule 8 to take account of Commission Directive 1999/21/EC on dietary foods for special medical. In addition they make amendments relative to single additives.
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Coming into force on 19 April 2005.
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Legislation Amendment