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Proposal to introduce domestic regulations relating to foods for special medical purposes and on infant formula and follow on formula

Northern Ireland specific
We would like your views on our proposal to introduce domestic legislation, in the form of a Statutory Rule (SR) so the provisions of two delegated EU regulations and Article 15 of the Food Safety (Information and Compositional Requirements) Regulations 2016 are implemented and enforced in Northern Ireland.

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

  • Dietitians
  • District council officers
  • Infant formula manufacturers
  • Paediatricians

What is the subject of this consultation?

The proposal is to introduce domestic legislation, in the form of a proposed Statutory Rule (SR), so that both the Delegated Regulations below and Article 15 of the Food for Specific Groups (FSG) Regulation shall apply and be enforceable in Northern Ireland (NI) law through an amendment to the Food Safety (Information and Compositional Requirements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek stakeholders' views and comments in relation to the proposed regime for enforcing the provisions of:

  • Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/128 on Foods for Special Medical Purposes to meet the nutritional requirements of infants
  • Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 on infant formula and follow-on formula
  • Article 15 of the FSG Regulation

Consultation Pack

Comments and views

Please send any comments and views to:

Executive Support Unit
Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
10a-c Clarendon Road

Tel: 028 9041 7700

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.