Citation, commencement and application

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(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002.

(2)    These Regulations apply to Wales only and come into force on 1st March 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see para 2 above.

Amendment of the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995

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Amendment of the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 19952

The Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995 shall be amended, in so far as they extend to Wales, in accordance with regulations 3 to 8 below.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation)—

(a)    in the definition of “Directive 95/2/EC”, for the words “and European Parliament and Council Directive 98/72/EC” there shall be substituted the words “, European Parliament and Council Directive 98/72/EC and European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/5/EC”,

(b)    in the definition of “Directive 96/77/EC”, for the words “and Commission Directive 2000/63/EC”, there shall be substituted the words “, Commission Directive 2000/63/EC and Commission Directive 2001/30/EC”, and

(c)    in the definition of “purity criteria”, for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

“(b)    in the case of magnesium carbonates (E504), the purity criteria referred to in Schedule 5;”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In regulation 11 (transitional provision and exemptions) there shall be inserted after paragraph (1C) the following paragraph—

“(1D)    In any proceedings for an offence under these Regulations in respect of any food additive or food, it shall be a defence to prove that—

(a)    the food additive or food concerned was put on the market or labelled before 1 March 2002; and

(b)    the matter constituting the offence would not have constituted an offence under these Regulations if the amendments made by regulations 3 (b) and (c) and 8 of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002 had not been in force when that matter occurred.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In Schedule 1 (miscellaneous additives generally permitted for use in foods not referred to in Schedule 6, 7 or 8)—

(a)    in note (2), for the words “and E 948” there shall be substituted the words “, E 948 and E 949”; and

(b)    in the Table—

(i)    in the first column, immediately after the reference to “E948”, there shall be inserted a reference to “E949”, and

(ii)    in the second column, immediately after the reference to “Oxygen”, there shall be inserted a reference to “Hydrogen”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In the Table to Schedule 3 (other permitted miscellaneous additives)—

(a)    in the entry for Glycerol esters of wood rosins (E 445)—

(i)    in the third column, after the reference to “non-alcoholic flavoured cloudy drinks”, there shall be added the following references—

“Cloudy spirit drinks in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89 laying down general rules on the definition, designation and presentation of spirit drinks

Cloudy spirit drinks containing less than 15% alcohol by volume”;

(ii)    in the fourth column, opposite to each of the references added by this paragraph, there shall be added references to “100mg/l”;

(b)    immediately after the entry for Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides (E 635) there shall be inserted the following entry—

“E 650Zinc acetateChewing gum1000 mg/kg”;

(c)    immediately after the entry for Carbamide (E 927b) there shall be inserted the following entries—

“E 943a
E 943b
E 944
Butane
Iso-butane
Propane




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Vegetable oil pan spray (for professional use only)
Water-based emulsion spray
quantum satis”.
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In Schedule 4 (permitted carriers and carrier solvents), in the entry for Propan - 1,2-diol (propylene glycol) there shall be inserted in the first column the reference “E 1520”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

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In Schedule 5 (purity criteria)—

(a)    for the text at the start commencing with the words “Each miscellaneous additive for which specific purity criteria are specified” and ending with the expression “E 957 Thaumatin.”, there shall be substituted the following text—

“The miscellaneous additives for which specific purity criteria are referred to below shall not contain—

(a)    more than 2 milligrams per kilogram of arsenic;

(b)    more than 10 milligrams per kilogram of lead;

(c)    more than 50 milligrams per kilogram of copper;

(d)    more than 25 milligrams per kilogram of zinc; or

(e)    more than 50 milligrams per kilogram of any combination of copper and zinc”; and

(b)    the remainder of the Schedule shall be omitted save for the provisions relating to magnesium carbonates (E 504).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

Amendment of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Amendment of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 20019

(1)    Paragraph (2) of regulation 6 (consequential amendments) of the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001 shall be omitted.

(2)    In the Regulations listed below, in so far as they extend to Wales, references to the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995 shall be constructed as references to those Regulations as amended by the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations 1997, the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations 1999, the Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts (Wales) Regulations 2001, the Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001 and these Regulations:

the Mineral Hydrocarbons in Food Regulations 1966; the Specified Sugar Products Regulations 1976; the Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulations 1976; the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations 1977; the Condensed Milk and Dried Milk Regulations 1977; the Jam and Similar Products Regulations 1981; the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations 1984; the Food Additives Labelling Regulations 1992; the Food Labelling Regulations 1996.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2002: see reg 1(2).

Signature

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998

John Marek

The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

13th February 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note does not form part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply to Wales only, amend the Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations 1995, as already amended (“the principal Regulations”), which extend to Great Britain.

The Regulations implement—

(a)    Commission Directive 2001/30/EC amending Directive 96/77/EC laying down specific purity criteria on food additives other than colours and sweeteners (OJ No L146, 31.5.2001, p 1), and

(b)    Directive 2001/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 95/2 on food additives other than colours and sweeteners (OJ No L55, 24.2.2001, p.59).

Subject to a transitional provision, the Regulations specify new purity criteria in relation to the additives specified in the Annex to Commission Directive 2001/ 30/EC (regulations 3(b) and (c), 4 and 8) and make related amendments to certain Regulations as regards references in those Regulations to the principal Regulations (regulation 9).

The Regulations also—

(a)    add one new additive to the list, in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations, of miscellaneous food additives generally permitted for use in foods not referred to in Schedule 6, 7 or 8 to those Regulations (regulation 5);

(b)    modify the list, in Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations, of miscellaneous food additives which may be included in certain foods, by adding four new additives to that list and specifying additional foods in which Glycerol esters of wood rosins may be contained (regulation 6); and

(c)    modify the list of permitted carriers and carrier solvents in Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations by incorporating an E Number for Propan - 1,2-diol (propylene glycol) (regulation 7).