Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Amendment Order 1987

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1987/1567

1987 No. 1567

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND AND WALES

PUBLIC HEALTH, SCOTLAND

PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTHERN IRELANDCONTAMINATION OF FOOD

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Amendment Order 1987

Made 4th September 1987

Laid before Parliament 7th September 1987

Coming into force 7th September 1987

Whereas the Secretary of State is of the opinion, as mentioned in section 1(1)(a) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 19851, that there has been or may have been an escape of substances of such descriptions and in such quantities and such circumstances as are likely to create a hazard to human health through human consumption of food;

And whereas he is of the opinion, as mentioned in section 1(1)(b) of the said Act, that in consequence of the said escape of substances, food which is, or may be in the future, in the areas described in the Schedule to the principal Order or which is, or may be in the future, derived from anything in those areas, is, or may be, or may become, unsuitable for human consumption;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1(1) and (2) and 24(1) and (3) of the said Act2, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, he hereby makes the following Order:

S-1 Title, commencement and interpretation

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Amendment Order 1987 and shall come into force on 7th September 1987.

(2) In this Order the “principal Order” means the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 19873.

S-2 Designated incident

Designated incident

2. In the opinion of the Secretary of State, food in the areas described in the Schedule to the principal Order, or which is derived from anything in those areas, is or may be unsuitable for human consumption in consequence of the following escape of substances:—

the escape on or after 26th April 1986 of radioactive substances from a nuclear reactor situated at Chernobyl in the Ukraine, USSR.

S-3 Amendment of the principal Order

Amendment of the principal Order

3.—(1) Article 4 of the principal Order shall be re-numbered article 4(1) and after that paragraph there shall be inserted the following paragraph:—

S-2

“2 Paragraph (1) above shall not apply in the case of any sheep which—

(a) was moved from any place in accordance with a consent given under section 2(1) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985...

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