The Food For Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2007
Tuesday 3 April 2007
The agency seeks your views and comments on the draft Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.
All comments and views should be sent to:
Foods Standards, Diet & Nutrition Branch
Food Standards Agenct Scotland
6th Floor, St Magnus House
25 Guild Street Aberdeen AB11 6NJ
Tel: 01224 285157
Fax: 01224 285168
Responses are requested by: 22 June 2007
The key proposals are:
- to allow partially hydrolysed infant formula based on hydrolysates of whey protein from cows� milk, provided that the protein content is between 1.86g/100kcal and 3g/100kcal, and the protein is sourced and processed as provided for in the Annex of Commission Regulation 1609/2006, to be placed on the UK market (Regulation 2)
- to update the definition of the directive referred to in the Foods for Special Medical Purposes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 to reflect the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union (Regulation 3)
- to update the definition of 'the Directive' in the Processed Cereal-based foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (Scotland) Regulations 2004 so that it refers to Directive 2006/125/EC instead of Directive 96/5/EC as amended (Regulation 4)
Responses are required by 22 June 2007. When responding, please state whether you are responding as a private individual or on behalf of an organisation/company (with a brief summary of the people it represents).
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Details of consultation
Regulation 2: This proposed regulation will provide for the execution and enforcement, in Scotland, of Commission Regulation 1609/2006 of 27 October 2006, to allow partially hydrolysed infant formula based on hydrolysates of whey protein from cows� milk, to be placed on the UK market, provided that the protein is between 1.86g/100kcal and 3g/100kcal, and the protein is sourced and processed as provided for in the Annex of Commission Regulation 1609/2006. This regulation will amend the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 1995 [SI 77/1995] accordingly. An RIA is attached at Annex E.
Regulation 3: This regulation amends the Foods for Special Medical Purposes (Scotland) Regulations 2000 to update the definition of the Directive to reflect the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union in 2007.
Regulation 4: this regulation updates the definition of 'the Directive' in the Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (Scotland) Regulations 2004 so that it refers to Directive 2006/125/EC instead of Directive 96/5/EC as amended. The new European directive brings together Directive 96/5/EC and its amending Directives (1998/36/EC, 1999/39/EC and 2003/13/EC).
The purpose of a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) is to assess and record the likely costs and benefits of the forthcoming provisions for businesses, consumers and enforcement bodies. Given that the proposed changes in Regulations 3 and 4 do not change any of the requirements of national legislation, we do not anticipate that the implementation of these regulations will impose any costs or savings on businesses. Therefore, an RIA has not been prepared to accompany these amending regulations at this stage. However, if you consider that Regulations 3 and 4 will impose additional costs on business or the public sector, please provide evidence and estimated costs in your response to this consultation and we will consider preparing an RIA.
This consultation has been prepared in accordance with the HM Government Code of Practice on Consultation, which states that a consultation must follow better regulation best practice, including carrying out an Impact Assessment (Regulatory Impact Assessment in Scotland). The assessment is included in the consultation documents.
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