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Contaminants in Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 229 of 2013).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2013
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Toxicity/poisoning Residues Inspection Offences/penalties Animal feed/feedstuffs Standards
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations enforce in Northern Ireland Community legislation on maximum permitted levels of contaminants in food including feed additives. The Regulations provide that it is an offence, among other things: (a) to place on the market certain foods if they contain contaminants of any kind specified in the Commission Regulation or in Regulation 124/2009 at levels exceeding those specified; (b) to use food containing contaminants at levels in excess of those permitted by the Commission Regulation as ingredients in the production of certain foods; (c) to mix foods that do not comply with the maximum levels prescribed by the Commission Regulation or Regulation 124/2009 with foods which do comply; (d) to mix foods to which the Commission Regulation relates and which are intended for direct consumption or as food ingredients with foods to which the Commission Regulation relates and which are intended to be sorted or otherwise treated prior to consumption; (e) to detoxify by chemical treatment food containing mycotoxins in excess of the limits specified in the Commission Regulation; (f) to fail to observe particular labelling requirements for certain groundnuts, other oilseeds, derived products thereof and cereals; or (g) to place on the market or mix certain foods containing specified coccidiostats and histomonstats in excess of prescribed limits. The Regulations also provide with respect to enforcement and specify penalties for offences and make consequential amendments to the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Agricultural commodities, Beverages, Cereals/grains/rice, Vegetables/legumes, Fish products, Fruits/edible nuts, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Molluscs, Breastfeeding/infant food, Toxicity/poisoning, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 124/2009 setting maximum levels for the presence of coccidiostats or histomonostats in food resulting from the unavoidable carry-over of these substances in non-target feed.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Toxicity/poisoning, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 66 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Certification, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Contaminants in Food (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.I. No. 296 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX