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Novel Foods (Wales) Regulations 2017 (W.S.I. No. 1103 (W. 279) of 2017).

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These Regulations provide for the execution and enforcement in Wales of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council. They, among other things, make food authorities responsible for the enforcement of the Regulations within their area, define offences, and apply certain provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 with modifications (section 9, enabling an authorised officer, if he or she considers that Article 6(2) of the Novel Foods Regulation is being or has been contravened, to give notice to the person in charge of the food that it is not to be used for human consumption or is not to be removed except to some place specified in the notice, or to seize the food in order to have it dealt with by a justice of the peace, and section 10(1), enabling an improvement notice to be served requiring the person in charge of the food to comply with the provisions of the Novel Foods Regulation specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations). The provisions, as applied, make the failure to comply with an improvement notice an offence.
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