The Food and Feed (Maximum Permitted Levels of Radioactive Contamination) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2019/701

2019No. 701

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION

AGRICULTURE

FOOD

The Food and Feed (Maximum Permitted Levels of Radioactive Contamination) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Made26thMarch2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018( 1).

In accordance with paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 7 to that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

As required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation of these Regulations.

PART 1

Introduction

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Food and Feed (Maximum Permitted Levels of Radioactive Contamination) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and come into force on exit day.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations, “Regulation 2016/52” means Council Regulation (Euratom) 2016/52 laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency, and repealing Regulation (Euratom) No. 3954/87 and Commission Regulations (Euratom) No. 944/89 and (Euratom) No. 770/90.

PART 2

Amendment of retained direct EU legislation

Amendment of Regulation 2016/52

3. Regulation 2016/52 is amended as follows.

4. In Article 1, omit the second paragraph.

5. In Article 2, at the end, insert—

“(6) “appropriate authority” means—

(a) in relation to England, the Secretary of State;

(b) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

(c) in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;

(d) in relation to Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland devolved authority;

(7) “Food Safety Authority” means—

(i) as regards England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Food Standards Agency;

(ii) as regards Scotland, Food Standards Scotland;

(8) “prescribe” means prescribe by regulations;

(9) “Northern Ireland devolved authority” means the Department of Health.”.

6. For Article 3, substitute—

“1. If the appropriate authority receives — in particular under the IAEA Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident of 26...

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