The Food Hygiene (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 110
 
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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Food

Made

14 th May 2019

Coming into operation

29 th June 2019

The Department of Health(1) , being a department designated(2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3) in relation to measures relating to food (including drink) including the primary production of food makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1 A of Schedule 2 to, that Act.

As required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(4) , there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation and evaluation of these Regulations.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Food Hygiene (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 and come into operation on 29th June 2019.

    Amendments to the Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

  2. —(1) The Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(5) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

    (2) In Schedule 6 (Restrictions on the sale of raw milk intended for direct human consumption) for paragraph 7 A, substitute the following —

    “7 A.—(1) Except in cases to which paragraph (2) applies, the container in which any raw milk is sold must be marked or labelled with the words “This milk has not been heat treated and may therefore contain organisms harmful to health. The Food Standards Agency strongly advises that it should not be consumed by children, pregnant women, older people or those who are unwell or have chronic illness”.

    (2) In the case of any raw milk intended for direct human consumption which is not prepacked and is sold at a catering establishment there must appear —

    (a) on a label attached to the container in which the milk is sold, or

    (b) on a ticket or notice that is readily discernible by an intending purchaser at the place where the purchaser chooses that milk,

    the words “Milk supplied in this establishment has not been heat treated and may therefore contain organisms harmful to health. The Food Standards Agency strongly advises that it should not be consumed by children, pregnant women, older people or those who are unwell or have chronic...

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