Royal Decree 473/2015, From 12 June, Amending The Royal Decree 1049 / 2003 Of 1 August, Which Approves Concerning Honey Quality Standard.

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 473/2015, de 12 de junio, por el que se modifica el Real Decreto 1049/2003, de 1 de agosto, por el que se aprueba la Norma de calidad relativa a la miel.

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He Real Decree 1049 / 2003, of 1 of August, by which is approves the standard of quality relative to it honey, collects them requirements established by the Directive 2001 / 110 / EC of the Council, of 20 of December of 2001, relative to the honey.

2014/63/EEC directive of the European Parliament and of the Council, on May 15, 2014, for which amendment of Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey, modified requirements that should be incorporated into national legislation. In concrete modifies the labeled of the honey that proceed of more than one State member or of a third country, since with the entry in force of the treated of Lisbon, the Union European replaced and happened to the Community European. Also accurate that the pollen, to the be a component natural specific of the honey, not must consider is an ingredient of this.

The total incorporation of the 2014/63/EU directive into the Spanish legal system is the object of this Royal decree amending quality standard concerning honey, approved by Royal Decree 1049 / 2003 of 1 August.

On the other hand, after the entry into force of the Regulation (EU) No. 1169 / 2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council 25 October 2011 on food information to the consumer and that amending regulations (EC) No. 1924 / 2006 and (EC) No. 1925 / 2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and that repealing Directive 87/250/EEC of the Commission , Directive 90/496/EEC, Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/CE of the Commission, and Regulation (EC) No. 608/2004 of the Commission, the references made to the Royal Decree 1334 / 1999 of 31 July, are to be understood concerning that regulation.

In its processing have been consulted them communities autonomous and them entities representative of the sectors affected, having issued report prescriptive it Commission inter-ministerial for the management food.

By virtue, on the proposal of the Minister of agriculture, food and the environment and the Minister of health, social services and equal, according to the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting of June 12, 2015, HAVE: single article. Modification of the Real Decree 1049 / 2003 of 1 August, which approves concerning honey quality standard.

The article only of the Real Decree 1049 / 2003, of 1 of August, by which is approves the standard of quality relative to it honey, is modified as follows: one. The section 4.4 relating to honey quality standard is replaced by the following text: «(4.4 Sin perjuicio de lo dispuesto en el apartado 3.2.2 f), relative to the filtered honey, can not be removed from honey pollen or any of its specific components, except when it is unavoidable in the process of removal of organic or inorganic matter alien to it.»

Two. The paragraph 5.1.4, relative to the honey quality standard, is drawn up in the following terms: «5.1.4 must be mentioned on the label the country or countries of origin where the honey was harvested.

However, in the case of mixtures, if them honeys are originating of more than one State member or third country, such mention may replace is by an of them following, according to proceed: 1 "mix of honeys originating of the EU".

2nd "mix of honey not originating from the EU".

«3rd "mixture of honeys originating and non originating of the EU".»

Three. The following point shall be added to paragraph 5:, of the Regulation (EU) No. 1169 / of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011-2011» , on it information food provided to the consumer and by which is modify them regulations (CE) No. 1924 / 2006 and (CE) No. 1925 / 2006 of the Parliament European and of the Council, and by which is repealed it Directive 87 / 250 / EEC of the Commission, the directive 90 / 496 / EEC of the Council, the Directive 1999 / 10 / CE of the Commission, the Directive 2000 / 13 / CE of the Parliament European and of the Council «, the Commission directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC, and Regulation (EC) No. 608/2004 of the Commission.»

Sole additional provision. Control of the expenditure public.

The measures included in this standard may not assume increased endowments or remuneration of other staff costs.

Sole transitional provision. Stocks of products marketing.

Products placed on the market or labelled before the 24 June 2015, in accordance with the Royal Decree 1049 / 2003 of 1 August, may continue to be marketed until stocks are exhausted.

First final provision. Incorporation of European Union law.

He joined the Spanish law, in its entirety, the 2014/63/EU directive, on May 15, 2014, which amends Directive 2001/110/EC of the Council of 20 December 2001 on the honey by this Royal Decree.

Second final provision. Entry in force.

He present Royal Decree will enter in force the day following to the of your publication in the «Bulletin official of the State».

Given in Madrid on 12 June 2015.

PHILIP R.

The Vice-President of the Government and Minister of the Presidency, SORAYA SAENZ DE SANTAMARIA ANTON