The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants (Partial Revocation) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-05-02

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1213

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND AND WALES
PUBLIC HEALTH, SCOTLAND
PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTHERN IRELAND
CONTAMINATION OF FOOD
The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants (Partial Revocation) Order 1996

Made
2nd May 1996

Laid before Parliament
3rd May 1996

Coming into force
3rd May 1996

Whereas the Secretary of State was of the opinion, as mentioned in section 1(1)(a) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985(1), that there existed or might have existed circumstances which were likely to create a hazard to human health through human consumption of food:

And whereas the Secretary of State was of the opinion, as mentioned in section 1(1)(b) of the said Act, that in consequence food which was derived or might have been in the future derived from fish and plants in the area described in the Schedule to the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants Order 1996(2) was, or might have been, or might have become unsuitable for human consumption;

And whereas the Secretary of State is now of the opinion that food which is derived from salmon and migratory trout in the said area is no longer unsuitable for human consumption in consequence of the said circumstances.

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 1(1) and section 24(3) of the said Act, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf hereby makes the following Order:—

Title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants) (Partial Revocation) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 3rd May 1996.

(2) In this Order “migratory trout” means fish of the species Salmo trutta L. and “salmon” means fish of the species Salmo salar L..

Partial Revocation

2.  The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants) Order 1996 is hereby revoked insofar as it applies in relation to salmon and migratory trout.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Rod Richards
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
2nd May 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order partially revokes the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish and Plants) Order 1996 (“the principal Order”) which contained emergency prohibitions on various activities in order to prevent human consumption of food rendered unsuitable for that purpose by virtue of edible plants, edible seaweed and fish having been affected by oil and other chemical pollutants.
This partial revocation provides that the emergency prohibitions contained in the principal Order shall not apply in relation to salmon and migratory trout (article 2).


(1)
1985 c. 48; section 1 was amended by section 51 of the Food Safety Act 1990 (c. 16), and section 24(1) was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 3 to that Act; section 1(2) defines “designating authority” and section 24(1) defines “the Ministers”.

(2)
S.I. 1996/448.
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