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In this section, you can find the legislation and guidelines for food standards.

National legislation

This is an enabling Act which allows several Ministers to make regulations governing food standards.

The provisions of the Food Standards Act, 1974 have not been invoked by the Minister of Health and Children. However, Food Standards Regulations have been made by the Minister for Agriculture and Food as follows:

Compositional standards for certain foods are set down at European level. For further information on these, please refer to the section on 'Food Products: Animal Origin' or 'Food Products: Non-animal origin'.