Consultation on proposals for a new framework in England for the regulation of precision bred organisms used for food and animal feed
This consultation seeks stakeholders’ views on proposals for establishing a new framework in England under the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023 for the regulation of food and animal feed (‘feed‘) produced from Precision Bred Organisms (PBOs) (‘PBOs for food/feed’).
Who this consultation may be of interest to?
- UK and international food/feed businesses and industry trade bodies
- Competent Authorities (UK Local Authorities and Port Health Authorities)
- Non-government organisations / Civil Society
- Third-party assurance organisations
The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023 (‘the Act‘) received Royal Assent on 23 March 2023. The Act, the substance of which applies in England, contains powers for the Secretary of State to make secondary legislation under Parts 3, 4 and 5 of the Act to make provision for regulating the placing on the market, in England, of PBOs for food/feed.
You can find out more about precision breeding and its application in our precision breeding guidance for consumers.
Purpose of the consultation
This consultation seeks to collect views from stakeholders and interested parties on the proposals for regulation and the associated impact.
This consultation pack provides the background information and details you will need to know to respond to questions in this consultation.
How to respond
Please respond by Monday 8 January 2024 preferably using the online consultation form.
Alternatively, you can respond via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication of response summary
Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.
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This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.