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Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. No. 383 of 1999).

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The Regulations continue to make provision for the enforcement and execution of Council Regulation (EC) No. 2991/94 laying down standards for spreadable fats and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 577/97 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of the Council Regulation and of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1898/87 on the protection of designations used in the marketing of milk and milk products, as amended. In pursuance of Article 6 of EC Regulation 2991/94, these Regulations re-enact requirements as to the vitamin content of margarine (reg. 4), subject to an exemption (reg. 3(2)). The Regulations: (a) specify that district councils are to enforce and execute these Regulations and the Community provisions referred to in Schedule 1 (reg. 5); (b) create offences and prescribe a penalty (regulation 6) and contain a limited exemption in respect of any spreadable fat to which the EEA Agreement applies and which is brought into Northern Ireland from an EEA State other than a member State (reg. 3(1)); (c) provide a defence in relation to exports, in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of Council Directive 89/397/EC on the official control of foodstuffs, as read with the ninth recital to that Directive (reg. 7); (d) incorporate specified provisions of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (reg. 8); and (e) revoke the regulations specified in Schedule 2 (reg. 9).
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Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 1 November, 1999.
These Regulations consolidate and replace the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996, as amended.
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