The Food Supplements and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
All comments and views should be sent to:
Food Hygiene, Standards and Incidents Unit
Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland
10a-10c Clarendon Road
Tel: 02890 417763
Fax: 02890 417728
Responses are requested by: 9 November 2009
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Manufacturers and retailers of food supplements; manufacturers and retailers of foods other than food supplements, with added vitamins or minerals (‘fortified foods’); enforcement authorities; nutrition professionals and the wider general public who consume food supplements or fortified foods.
What is the subject of this consultation?
National regulations relating to Northern Ireland:
- (a) to permit the continued use in food supplements of 67 vitamin and mineral sources currently permitted for use under a legislative provision which expires on 31 December 2009
- (b) to give automatic effect to any future changes to the Annexes to Directive 2002/46/EC relating tovitamins, minerals and the sources of these permitted for use in food supplements
- (c) to provide for the execution and enforcement of Article 2 of the new Commission Regulation which adds one mineral to Annex I of Regulation (EC) 1925/2006 on addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods and 2 vitamin formulations and 8 mineral substances to Annex II.
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To seek comments on the draft Food Supplements and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and OtherSubstances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and accompanying Impact Assessment. Separate legislation will need to be enacted in England, Scotland and Wales which will be subject to separate consultations in those parts of the United Kingdom.
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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