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Consultation on the Proposed Amendment of the Mutual Recognition Clauses in Certain Domestic Food Legislation in Wales

Wales specific
Consultation seeking stakeholders' view on the proposed technical amendments to domestic food legislation applying in Wales, that arise as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU.

This consultation will be of most interest to

Food business operators in Wales importing, exporting, selling, and manufacturing Bread and Flour, Jam and Similar Products, Spreadable Fats and Products Containing Meat and Local Authorities who enforce this legislation. The consultation will also be of interest to consumers and wider stakeholders.

Consultation subject

This consultation relates to the proposal to introduce as Statutory Instrument (SI) that will remove or amend the mutual recognition (see introduction section below) clauses in the following legislation:

This consultation also relates to the proposal to provide exemption clauses in the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998, that will permit unfortified flour and bread to be made in Wales and either exported to third countries or used to make foods which are exported to third countries. In addition, the proposed amendments will allow for unfortified flour to be imported into Wales, provided it is to be used as an ingredient in products that are exported to a third country.

Consultation Pack

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Purpose of the consultation

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposals to remove the mutual recognition clauses for the Jam and Similar Products (Wales) Regulations 2018; The Products Containing Meat etc., (Wales) Regulations 2014 and the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards), Milk and Milk Products (Protection of Designation) (Wales) Regulations 2008,  and to amend the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998, as it applies to Wales to provide exemption clauses for unfortified flour. We would welcome additional information about relevant trade and the likely impacts of the proposed changes for these sectors.

How to respond

Responses to this consultation should be sent by email only to:

Email: Food.Policy.Wales@food.gov.uk

Steve Adie

Regulatory Policy Team

FSA in Wales

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.

You can find information on how we handle data provided in response to consultations in our Consultations privacy notice.

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.

You can find information on how we handle data provided in response to consultations in our Consultations privacy notice.

Further information

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.