Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts in Scotland will now be controlled under the Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts (Scotland) Regulations 2001. These revoke and replace the Coffee and Coffee Products (Scotland) Regulations 1979, as amended.
The new Regulations will implement an EC Directive issued last year (Directive 1999/4/EC, published in the Official Journal of the European Communities No. L66, 13.3. 1999, p. 26). Separate but parallel Regulations will be introduced simultaneously in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The current Regulations put forward by the Scottish FSA, aim to simplify the requirements for Coffee extracts and Chicory extracts, and align them with existing legislation on labelling and methods of analysis.
A final copy of the Scottish Regulations, revised after consultation, is available from HMSO Bookshops (SSI 2001 No.38).