Amendment to EC Regulation 1169/2011 Is "Null and Void"

The December 20, 2013, issue of the Official Journal of the European Union includes a corrigendum to the amendment to Regulation 1169/2011 concerning the provision of food information to consumers as regards the definition of engineered nanomaterials. The European Commission (EC) published a notice in the December 19, 2013, Official Journal of the European Union amending the food labeling regulation concerning the definition of engineered nanomaterials. The December 20, 2013, notice states: “The publication of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1363/2013 is to be considered null and void.”

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david - January 9, 2014 6:49 AM

Apparently this is merely the result of a procedural glitch within the Commission and should not impact the content.

The use of the the new definition in the regulation on food information to consumers was adopted by the Commission on Dec 12th. However the new Lisbonn Treaty procedure for Commission delegated regulation requires that it then be passed on to the Council and EP (who both have a 2 months period, renewable once) to oppose the delegated regulation. The delegated regulation only becomes final (and this publishable) at the end of this period.

The Commission not yet familiar with this new procedure proceeded to publish the text before it was passed on to the Council and EP... It thus had to be withdrawn, and will most likely be published again in either 2 or 4 months ...

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