(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.
These Regulations implement in Wales the amendment made to Directive 2007/68/EC (OJ No L 310, 28.11.2007, p 11) by Commission Regulation No 415/2009/EC (OJ No L 125, 21.05.2009, p 52). This Directive itself amends Annex IIIa to Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain food ingredients (OJ No L 109, 6.5.2000, p 29). The ingredients in question are those that are likely to cause an allergic reaction in some consumers.
The Regulations amend the principal Regulations in respect of the labelling requirements for foods containing allergenic ingredients, including labelling exemptions for certain processed forms of those ingredients, by extending from 31 May 2009 to 31 December 2010 the transitional period for egg-derived lysozyme and for albumin (produced from egg) or milk (casein) products when used as fining agents in wine, in respect of wines that are marked, labelled or sold before that date.
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