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Genetically Modified and Novel Foods (Labelling) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R. No. 189 of 2000).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Novel food Biotechnology Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 3 July, 2000.
Abstract

The products covered by Regulation 1139/98 are foods and food ingredients which are to be delivered as such to the final consumer, having been produced in whole or in part from genetically modified soya beans or genetically modified maize, as referred to in Article 1 of that Regulation. Regulation 49/2000 extended the scope of Regulation 1139/98 to cover sales to mass caterers and established a de minimis threshold of 1 percent for adventitious contamination of an ingredient with material derived from genetically modified organisms. Regulation 50/2000 also applies in the case of food and food ingredients intended for final consumers and mass caterers. The labelling requirements in Regulation 258/97 are to ensure the final consumer is informed of any characteristic or food property rendering a novel food or novel food ingredient no longer equivalent to an existing food or food ingredient; of the presence in the novel food or food ingredient of material which is not present in an existing equivalent foodstuff and which may have implications for the health of certain sections of the population or give rise to ethical concerns, and of the presence of a genetically modified organism. Regulations 1139/98, and 50/2000 were made pursuant to Article 4(2) of Council Directive 79/112/EC on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs. Pursuant to Articles 11 and 13 of that Directive, these Regulations make provision as to the manner of marking or labelling in the case of the particulars required by those Regulations (regs. 4 to 6), and provide some exemptions. Further to Article 12 of the Directive, these Regulations: (a) allow alternative labelling arrangements instead of the particulars required by those EC Regulations in the case of sales to the final consumer by appropriate premises of food which is prepacked for direct sale or not prepacked (reg. 5); and (b) contain transitional arrangements in respect of sales of such food to the final consumer or to a mass caterer by analogy with Article 4(1) of Regulation 1139/98, Article 2 of Regulation 49/2000 and Article 5 of Regulation 50/2000 (reg. 12).

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 50/2000 on the labelling of foodstuffs and food ingredients containing additives and flavourings that have been genetically modified or have been produced from genetically modified organisms.

Legislation | European Union | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards, Genetically modified organism (GMO)

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1139/98 concerning the compulsory indication of the labelling of certain foodstuffs produced from genetically modified organisms of particulars other than those provided for in Directive 79/112/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Packaging/labelling, Cereals/grains/rice, Agricultural commodities

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 49/2000 amending Council Regulation (EC) No. 1139/98 concerning the compulsory indication on the labelling of certain foodstuffs produced from genetically modified organisms of particulars other than those provided for in Directive 79/112/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Genetically modified organism (GMO)

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. No. 383 of 1996).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1996

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX