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The Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2007

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Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 3256
food, england

The Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2007

Made: 21st November 2007
Laid before Parliament: 28th November 2007
Coming into force: 23rd December 2007


The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1)(e), 17(1), 26(1)(a) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1), and now vested in him(2).

In accordance with section 48(4A) of that Act, he has had regard to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency.

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(3), there has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation and evaluation of these Regulations.

Title, application and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2007, apply in relation to England only and come into force on 23rd December 2007.

Amendment of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996

2.—(1) The Food Labelling Regulations 1996(4) are amended (in so far as they apply in relation to England) 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 shall be 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) (England) Regulations 2007(5) had not been in operation when the food was sold.”.

(3) In Schedule AA1 (allergenic ingredients) —

(a) after paragraph 2 insert “2(a) Molluscs”;

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

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