Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2020

DHSC Consultation, 9 July 2020

LABELLING / CLAIMS /NUTRITION - DHSC Consultation: Nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS) legislation from 1 January 2021

The Nutrition (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020: consultation document

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). A separate document contains the draft regulation. It is also available on this site: Draft: The Nutrition (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

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The consultation closes on 30 July 2020. For more details, see the government consultation page: Nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS) legislation from 1 January 2021. The following is taken from the start of the consultation document:


This consultation concerns the consequences of our exit from the European Union (EU) and the application of the Withdrawal Agreement on nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS) legislation. We welcome feedback on proposals for the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which would:

The proposals contained within this consultation are of a technical nature and aim to ensure that certain aspects of the law relating to nutrition continue to operate effectively after the end of the transition period (TP). 

Why we are consulting

To further prepare for the end of the TP, the Department of Health and Social Care is proposing to make the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, to amend the 2019 Regulations to reflect the NIP in law and make minor technical amendments to fix inoperabilities which would otherwise occur. 

This approach would ensure that the UK retains a functioning body of nutrition law that maintains the continuity of high standards for businesses and consumers.

Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 places a statutory requirement to consult on changes to food law stating:

"There shall be open and transparent public consultation, directly or through representative bodies, during the preparation, evaluation and revision of food law, except where the urgency of the matter does not allow it." 

This consultation is being conducted on behalf of the whole of the UK with the agreement of the Devolved Administrations (DAs) and is open until xx/xx/xxx… We would welcome your views.

The wider policy implications of the NIP are not considered within this consultation. This consultation is focused on the legislative technical fixes of the SI.

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