Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

These Regulations give further effect to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 420/2011 of 29 April 2011 as affected by Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 420/2011 of 29 April 2011, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 835/2011 of 19 August 2011, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1258/2011 of 2 December 2011 and Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1259/2011 of 2 December 2011. These Regulations give further effect to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 333/2007 of 28 March 2007 as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 836/2011 of 19 August 2011. They also give further effect to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 252/2012 of 21 March 2012.

These Regulations amend the European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 218 of 2010) in the manner specified in these Regulations, particularly as regards the fines and maximum term of imprisonment on summary conviction for an offence under the 2010 Regulations, and also provide for the recovery of costs from the defendant in the event of a successful prosecution, in addition to any fine or penalty imposed.

Download the document here