Title, commencement and interpretation

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(1)    This Order may be cited as the Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 30th June 1999.

(2)    In this Order “the principal Order” means the Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) Order 1999.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see para (1) above.

Amendment of the principal Order

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Amendment of the principal Order2

The principal Order shall be amended in accordance with articles 3 to 6 of this Order.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see art 1(1).

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In article 1 (title, commencement and interpretation)—

(a)    in paragraph (2)—

(i)    for the definition of “the Commission Decision” there shall be substituted the following—

““Commission Decision 1999/363/EC” means Commission Decision 1999/363/EC on protective measures with regard to contamination by dioxins of certain animal products intended for human or animal consumption as amended by Commission Decisions 1999/390/EC and 1999/419/EC;

“Commission Decision 1999/389/EC” means Commission Decision 1999/389/EC on protective measures with regard to contamination by dioxins of products intended for human consumption derived from bovine animals and pigs and revoking Decision 1999/368/EC, as amended by Commission Decisions 1999/390/EC and 1999/419/EC;”;

(ii)    the definition of “dairy products” shall be deleted; and

(iii)    for the definition of “relevant animal or animal product” there shall be substituted the following—

““relevant animal or animal product” means any animal or product coming within any of the following descriptions—

(a)    live animals and hatching eggs as referred to in Article 3 of Commission Decision 1999/363/EC;

(b)    pigs and bovine animals as referred to in Article 3 of Commission Decision 1999/389/EC;

(c)    products of Belgian origin covered by Article 1.2 of Commission Decision 1999/363/EC or Article 1.2 of Commission Decision 1999/389/EC; and

(d)    products which contain any of the products referred to in sub-paragraph (c) above,

but only includes food and food sources;”; and

(b)    after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following—

“(3)    Other expressions used both in this Order and in Commission Decision 1999/363/EC or 1999/389/EC have, in so far as the context admits, the same meaning in this Order as they bear in that Decision.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see art 1(1).

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After article 1 there shall be inserted the following—

“Exemptions1A

(1)    Article 2 hereof shall not apply to—

(a)    the importation of any food or food source if, when imported, that food or food source is accompanied by valid certification relating to it, as specified in paragraph (3) below;

(b)    any subsequent commercial operations in relation to the food or food source if it can be proved by the person carrying out the operation that at the time of importation it was so accompanied; or

(c)    the return to Belgium, under cover of an official certificate in accordance with Article 3a of Commission Decision 1999/363/EC or, as the case may be, Article 3a of Commission Decision 1999/389/EC, of any product covered by this Order.

(2)    Article 4 hereof shall not, save for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (1) thereof, apply to any imported food or food source which is accompanied by valid certification relating to it as specified in paragraph (3) below.

(3)    The certification to which paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) and (2) above apply is—

(a)    in the case of live domestic fowls or hatching eggs as referred to in Article 2B of Commission Decision 1999/363/EC, an official declaration signed by the Belgian competent authority in the form called for by that Article;

(b)    in the case of bovine animals or pigs as referred to in Article 2B of Commission Decision 1999/389/EC, an official declaration signed by the Belgian competent authority in the form called for by that Article;

(c)    in the case of products referred to in Article 2A of Commission Decision 1999/363/EC, an official certificate signed by the Belgian competent authority in the form called for by that Article; and

(d)    in the case of products referred to in Article 2A of Commission Decision 1999/389/EC, an official certificate signed by the Belgian competent authority in the form called for by that Article.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see art 1(1).

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In article 3 (enforcement) for paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

“(1)    This Order shall be enforced and executed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State and by each food authority and port health authority within its area or district, as appropriate.

(1A)    For the purposes of the return to Belgium of any product as specified in article 1A(1)(c) hereof the competent authority for the purposes of the official certificate shall be the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State or any authorised officer of a food authority.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see art 1(1).

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In article 4 (application and modification of various provisions of the Act)—

(a)    in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (1) after the words “port health authority” there shall be inserted the words “, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State”; and

(b)    at the end of sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the words “or are to be returned to Belgium as specified in article 1A(1)(c) hereof”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 June 1999: see art 1(1).

Signature

Nick Brown

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

29th June 1999

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order, made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under section 13 of the Food Safety Act 1990, amends the Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) Order 1999 (“the principal Order”) to provide for the implementation in Great Britain, in relation to food and food sources, of—

(a)    Commission Decision 1999/363/EC on protective measures with regard to consumption by dioxins of certain animal products intended for human or animal consumption (OJ No L141, 4.6.1999, p 24) in so far as it extends to products containing products of Belgian origin covered by Article 1.2 thereof;

(b)    Commission Decision 1999/389/EC on protective measures with regard to contamination by dioxins of products intended for human consumption derived from bovine animals and pigs and revoking Decision 1 999/368/EC (OJ No L147, 12.6.1999, p 26) in so far as it extends to pigs and bovine animals and to products of Belgian origin covered by Article 1.2 thereof;

(c)    Commission Decision 1999/390/EC on protective measures with regard to contamination by dioxins of certain products of animal origin intended for human or animal consumption and amending Decision 1999/363/EC and Decision 1999/389/EC (OJ No L147, 12.6.1999, p 29); and

(d)    Commission Decision 1999/419/EC amending Decisions 1999/363/EC and 1999/389/EC as regards protective measures with regard to contamination of certain products by dioxins (OJ No L159, 25.6.1999, p 60).

The Order—

(a)    substitutes a new definition of “relevant animal or animal product” (article 3(a)(iii));

(b)    provides for exemptions in respect of imports which are accompanied by appropriate certification or return of products to Belgium under cover of an official certificate signed on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State or a food authority (articles 4 and 5); and

(c)    provides that the Minister and the Secretary of State shall, in addition to food authorities and port health authorities, enforce and execute the principal Order and in consequence thereof further modifies the application of section 9 of the Food Safety Act 1990 (articles 5 and 6).

No Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared.

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