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Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. No. 1311 (W.93) of 2005).

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These Regulations, which apply to Wales, further amend the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 1995/3187), as already amended, and implement Directive 2003/114 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The amendments to the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995 are:: (a) to insert a definition of flavouring, as the Regulations now apply to control the use of miscellaneous additives in flavourings; (b) to bring up-to-date the definition of "Directive 95/2/EC" to cover the amendment of that Directive by Directive 2003/114/EC (reg. 3(b)); (c) a new definition for the term "stabilizer" to include substances which increase the binding capacity of food (reg. 3(d)); (d) to amend 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 (reg. 4); (e) to provide 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 (reg. 5); (f) to prohibit 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 (reg. 5); (g) to make transitional provision in order to allow the marketing of additives, flavourings or foods marketed or labelled before 27 January 2006, which are legal under existing rules (reg. 6); (h) to make provision for the restricted use of additives in flavourings; (i) to bring 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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These amendments come into force on 20 May 2005.
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