Food Law News - UK - 1998

17 December 1998: FATS - Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

JFSSG Letter, 17 December 1998

Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Since the previous consultation letter of
16 July 1998 concerning spreadable fats legislation, an additional Commission Regulation, EC No 2521/98 (Official Journal L 315, 25.11.98, p 12), has been published. The requirements of this new Regulation, which relate to fat content declarations for spreadable fats and the associated method of verification, are directly applicable in all Member States and are effective from 1 January 1999. However, further amendment of the Spreadable Fats Marketing Standards) Regulations 1995 is required to ensure enforcement and execution provisions are included in national legislation. In this respect, the letter encloses a copy of the Draft Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999.

Comments are required by 12 February 1999.

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