1 Title and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Food Hygiene (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 14th February 2007.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 14 February 2007: see above.

2 Amendments to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

2Amendments to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

(1)    The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2)    In paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) for the definitions of the Community instruments appearing immediately after the definition of “the Community Regulations” there are substituted the following definitions—

““Directive 2004/41”, “Regulation 178/2002”, “Regulation 852/2004”, “Regulation 853/2004”, “Regulation 854/2004”, “Regulation 882/2004”, “Regulation 1688/2005”, “Regulation 2073/2005”, “Regulation 2074/2005”, “Regulation 2075/2005”, “Regulation 2076/2005”, “Regulation 575/2006”, “Regulation 776/2006”, “Regulation 1662/2006”, “Regulation 1663/2006”, “Regulation 1664/2006”, “Regulation 1665/2006”, “Regulation 1666/2006” and “Regulation 1791/2006” have the meanings respectively given to them in Schedule 1;”.

(3)    For Schedule 1 (definitions of Community legislation) there is substituted the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 14 February 2007: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Caroline Flint

Minister of State,

Department of Health

9th January 2007

SCHEDULE 1 Schedule Substituted for Schedule 1 to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

SCHEDULE 1Schedule Substituted for Schedule 1 to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 Regulation 2(3)“SCHEDULE 2
Definitions of Community Legislation

“Directive 2004/41” means Directive 2004/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain directives concerning food hygiene and health conditions for the production and placing on the market of certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption and amending Council Directives 89/662/EEC and 92/118/EEC and Council Decision 95/408/EC;

“Regulation 178/2002” means 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 as last amended as at the making of the Food Hygiene (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 by Regulation 575/2006;

“Regulation 852/2004” means Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs as read with Regulation 2073/2005;

“Regulation 853/2004” means Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin as amended by Regulation 2074/2005, Regulation 2076/2005, Regulation 1662/2006 and Regulation 1791/2006 and as read with Directive 2004/41, Regulation 1688/2005, Regulation 2074/2005 and Regulation 2076/2005;

“Regulation 854/2004” means Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption as amended by Regulation 882/2004, Regulation 2074/2005, Regulation 2076/2005, Regulation 1663/2006 and Regulation 1791/2006 and as read with Directive 2004/41, Regulation 2074/2005, Regulation 2075/2005 and Regulation 2076/2005;

“Regulation 882/2004” means Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules as amended by Regulation 776/2006 and Regulation 1791/2006 and as read with Regulation 2074/2005 and Regulation 2076/2005;

“Regulation 1688/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1688/2005 implementing Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards special guarantees concerning salmonella for consignments to Finland and Sweden of certain meat and eggs;

“Regulation 2073/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs;

“Regulation 2074/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 laying down implementing measures for certain products under Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and for the organisation of official controls under Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, derogating from Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Regulations (EC) No 853/2004 and (EC) No 854/2004 as amended by Regulation 1664/2006;

“Regulation 2075/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 2075/2005 laying down specific rules on official controls for Trichinella in meat as amended by Regulation 1665/2006;

“Regulation 2076/2005” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 2076/2005 laying down transitional arrangements for the implementation of Regulations (EC) No 853/2004, (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Regulations (EC) No 853/2004 and (EC) No 854/2004 as amended by Regulation 1666/2006;

“Regulation 575/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 575/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the number and names of the permanent Scientific Panels of the European Food Safety Authority;

“Regulation 776/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 776/2006 amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards Community reference laboratories;

“Regulation 1662/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1662/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin;

“Regulation 1663/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1663/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption;

“Regulation 1664/2006” means Commission Regulation 1664/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards implementing measures for certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption and repealing certain implementing measures;

“Regulation 1665/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1665/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 2075/2005 laying down specific rules on official controls for Trichinella in meat;

“Regulation 1666/2006” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1666/2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 2076/2005 laying down transitional arrangements for the implementation of Regulations (EC) No 853/2004, (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council; and

“Regulation 1791/2006” means Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 adapting certain Regulations and Decisions in the fields of free movement of goods, freedom of movement of persons, company law, competition policy, agriculture (including veterinary and phytosanitary legislation), transport policy, taxation, statistics, energy, environment, cooperation in the fields of justice and home affairs, customs union, external relations, common foreign and security policy and institutions, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.”.

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Specified date: 14 February 2007: see reg 1.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

1    These Regulations amend the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/14) by updating the definitions of certain Community instruments that are referred to in those Regulations.

2    The definitions are updated by—

(a)    substituting definitions of certain Community instruments for the definitions of the Community instruments that currently appear after the definition of “the Community Regulations” in paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) (regulation 2(2)); and

(b)    substituting a revised Schedule 1 (definitions of Community legislation) for the existing Schedule 1 (regulation 2(3)).

3    A full Regulatory Impact Assessment on the effect that these Regulations will have on the costs of business has been prepared and placed in the Library of each House of Parliament. Copies may be obtained from the Food Hygiene Implementation Division of the Food Standards Agency, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH.