Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2017

FSA Consultation Letter, 31 March 2017

NOVEL FOODS - Proposed Novel Foods (England) Regulations 2017

The Food Standards Agency has published a consultation on these proposed Regulations. The full document is available on this site - see:

Given below is the short opening statements.

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Food businesses in England dealing in food/ food ingredients or processes that do not have a significant history of use within the European Union prior to 15 May 1997. In particular food innovators such as those developing engineered nanotechnology for use in food. This consultation will interest novel food and entomophagy (insects for human consumption) based businesses and importers dealing with fresh produce from third countries. It will also interest inland Enforcement Authorities and Port Health Authorities.

What is the subject of this consultation?

The proposed Novel Food (England) Regulations 2017 will repeal and replace in England the Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredients Regulations SI No. 1997/1335. The proposed Regulations will also repeal the Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients (Fees) Regulations SI No. 1997/1336. The proposed Regulations will enable the execution and enforcement in England of the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (which amends Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 and repeals Regulation (EC) No 258/97 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001).

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on and express their views relating to the proposed Regulations; and share data that may contribute towards the associated impact assessment.

Closing date: 26 May 2017

See also on this site: Novel Food Legislation in the European Union

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