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Consultation: Food provenance rules

29 January 2020


Have your say on rules for stating food country of origin

The FSA are seeking views on the law that will introduce rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food.

Who should respond?
This consultation will be of interest to: 

  • food businesses, where the food business operator provides the country of origin or the place of provenance of a food, and where this differs from the origin of the food’s primary ingredient
  • food industry representative bodies
  • enforcement authorities
  • any other organisation or person wanting to know more about the forthcoming rules

What is it about?
The FSA in Northern Ireland is planning to introduce a statutory rule to enforce the EU Implementing Regulation (IR), laying down rules for the EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers, regarding the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food. 

The IR applies across the EU from 1 April 2020. 

The FSA are seeking comments from relevant stakeholders on this proposed statutory rule. 

Have your say
Download the consultation pack (PDF, 355KB) to have your say. Send your response to executive.support@food.gov.uk by 23 February 2020

The FSA aims to publish a summary of responses within three months of the end of this consultation.