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PR(07)49: Iceland fails to incorporate legislation on food contact materials


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to send four reasoned opinions to Iceland for failure to incorporate into its internal legal order Commission Regulation (EC) No 943/2005, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1200/2005, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1206/2005 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1458/2005 concerning authorisations for certain types of feed additives. These are products used in animal nutrition for purposes of improving the quality of feed and the quality of food from animal origin, or to improve   performance and health of animals. Feed additives may not be put on the market unless authorisation has been given following a scientific evaluation demonstrating that the additive has no harmful effects, on human and animal health and on the environment.

Icelandhad until 11 March 2006 to incorporate the above mentioned Regulations.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority could take the matter to the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within three months of the receipt of the reasoned opinion.


For further information, please contact:
Mr. Hallgrímur Ásgeirsson
Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 60, or 

Ms Patricia González Gálvez
Senior Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 75

5 December 2007

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