The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England, Wales and Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-01-30

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 236

FOOD
The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England, Wales and Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Made
30th January 1995

Laid before Parliament
2nd February 1995

Coming into force
1st March 1995

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), (c) and (e) and 17(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 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.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England, Wales and Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 1st March 1995.

2.  In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations 1977(2) and the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Scotland) Regulations 1977(3).

Amendment

3.  In the definition of “fruit nectar” in regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations there shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (d), the following sub-paragraph—

“(e)where the naturally high sugar content of apricots, any fruit specified at item 2 or 3 of column 1 of Schedule 1 or any admixture thereof so warrants, they may be used to manufacture the product without the addition of sugar or honey;”.

Angela Browning
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
25th January 1995

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Cumberlege
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of Health
26th January 1995

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Rod Richards
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Welsh Office
30th January 1995

Hector Monro
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office
26th January 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations 1977 and the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Scotland) Regulations 1977 (“the principal Regulations”) to implement Commission Directive 93/45/EEC concerning the manufacture of nectars without the addition of sugars or honey (OJ No. L159, 1.7.93, p.133).
Regulation 3 amends the definition of “fruit nectar” in regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations. The effect of this amendment is to allow fruit nectar to be manufactured using apricots, other specified fruit or any admixture thereof without the addition of sugar or honey, where the naturally high sugar content of such fruit so warrants.


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

(2)
S.I. 1977/927; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1982/1311 and 1991/1284.

(3)
S.I. 1977/1026; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1977/1883, 1982/1619 and 1991/1284.
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