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FSA in Northern Ireland
Any new Regulations (Northern Ireland) proposed after April 1st 2000 are available on this page of the website.
In this section you will find details of Statutory Rules (SRs) for Northern Ireland. They are organised by year of publication. Clicking on the name of an SR will take you to the relevant section on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.
The Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (SR 2006 No 3) came into operation on 11 January 2006 - as well as applying the original EU Regulations (852/2004, 853/2004 and 854/2004), this SR also applied the provisions of the EU implementing and transitional measures and the EU Microbiological Criteria Regulation.
Guidance Notes on The Food Labelling (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and The Food Labelling (Amendment No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005
Following an EU-wide review of both general food and nutrition labelling legislation, the European Parliament approved the text for a new Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR) on 6 July 2011 and this was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 29 September 2011.
A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) is a policy tool which assesses the impact in terms of costs, benefits and risks of an proposed regulation which could affect businesses, charities or the voluntary sector
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