(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).
(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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