1 Title, application and commencement

These Regulations are called the Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2007, they apply in relation to Wales and come into force on 23 December 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 23 December 2007: see above.

2 Amendment of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996

2Amendment of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996

(1)    The Food Labelling Regulations 1996 are amended (in so far as they apply in relation to Wales) in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2)    In regulation 50 (transitional provision), after paragraph (13) insert the following—

“(14)    In any proceedings for an offence under regulation 44(1)(a) it is a defence to prove that—

(a)    the food concerned was sold before 23 December 2008 or marked or labelled before that date; and

(b)    the matters constituting the alleged offence would not have constituted an offence under these Regulations if the amendments made by regulation 2(3) of the Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2007 had not been in operation when the food was sold.”.

(3)    In Schedule AA1 (allergenic ingredients)—

(a)    after paragraph 2 insert “2(a). Molluscs and products thereof”;

(b)    after paragraph 6 insert “6(a). Lupin and products thereof”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 23 December 2007: see reg 1.

Signature

G Thomas

Under authority of the Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

27 November 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

1    These Regulations further amend the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (“the principal Regulations”) in so far as they apply in relation to Wales. The principal Regulations extend to the whole of Great Britain.

2    These Regulations implement in Wales Commission Directive No 2006/142/EC (OJ No L368, 23.12.2006, pp110–111) amending Annex IIIa of Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council listing the ingredients which must under all circumstances appear on the labelling of foodstuffs. Two new ingredients are added to that list.

3    A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that these Regulations will have on the costs of business has been prepared and copies may be obtained from the Food Standards Agency, 11th Floor, Southgate House, Cardiff CF10 1EW.