The Bread and Flour (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-06-10

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1501

FOOD
The Bread and Flour (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
10th June 1996

Laid before Parliament
10th June 1996

Coming into force
1st July 1996

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in relation to England and Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Scotland, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 16(1)(a) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 48(4) of that Act with such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the Regulations, hereby make the following Regulations:

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Bread and Flour (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st July 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Bread and Flour Regulations 1995(2).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (‘Interpretation’)—

(i)after the definition of“EEA State”, there shall be inserted the following definition—

““enzyme preparation” means any food additive which consists of one or more enzymes with or without the addition of supplementary material to facilitate the storage, sale, standardisation, dilution or dissolution of the enzyme or enzymes;”;

(ii)in the definition of “flour treatment agent”, after the words “food additive” there shall be inserted the words “other than an enzyme preparation”;

(b)in regulation 3 (‘Exemptions’)—

(i)for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following—

“(2) These Regulations shall not apply in respect of—

(a)any bread brought into Great Britain from an EEA State in which it was lawfully produced and sold;

(b)any flour brought into Great Britain from a Member State in which it was lawfully produced and sold;

(c)any bread or flour lawfully produced in another Member State and brought into Great Britain from a Member State in which it was lawfully sold;

(d)any bread or flour lawfully produced outside the European Community and brought into Great Britain from a Member State in which it was in free circulation and lawfully sold,

which is suitably labelled to give the nature of the bread or flour.”;

(ii)for the words “shall be construed in accordance with” in paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the words “has the same meaning as in”;

(c)in regulation 5 (‘Additional ingredients’)—

(i)the words “enzyme preparation,” where they first occur in paragraph (1) shall be deleted and for the words “an enzyme preparation,” in that paragraph there shall be substituted the word “a”;

(ii)the words “enzyme preparation” in each place where they occur in paragraph (2) shall be deleted;

(d)in regulation 10 (‘Transitional provisions’) for the word “against” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted the word “under”;

(e)in Schedule 3 (‘Ingredients permitted in flour and bread’) the entry in column 1 “alpha-Amylases Proteinases Hemicellulases” and the entry “All flour All bread” specified in column 2 in relation thereto shall be deleted.

Angela Browning
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
10th June 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

John Horam
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Health
6th June 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
6th June 1996

Lindsay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
5th June 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations, which come into force on 1st July 1996, amend the Bread and Flour Regulations 1995 (“the principal Regulations”).
These Regulations—
(a)in regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations, insert a definition of “enzyme preparation” and amend the definition of “flour treatment agent” to exclude enzyme preparations (regulation 2(a));
(b)amend regulation 3 of the principal Regulations to more clearly provide that bread and flour lawfully produced in one member State and brought into Great Britain from another member State in which it was lawfully sold is exempt from the principal Regulations (regulation 2(b));
(c)amend regulation 5 of the principal Regulations to remove the prohibition and restrictions on the use of enzyme preparations as ingredients of flour and bread and make a corresponding amendment to Schedule 3 (regulation 2(c) and (e) respectively);
(d)amend regulation 10 of the principal Regulations to make it consistent with regulation 7 (regulation 2(d)).


(1)
1990 c. 16; “the Ministers” is defined in section 4(1) of the Act.

(2)
S.I. 1995/3202; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1996/1499.
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