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Proposal to introduce rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food

Wales specific
We would like your views on our proposed statutory instrument that will introduce rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food.

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Local Authorities and Food Business Operators in Wales selling pre-packed foods in cases where the country of origin or the place of provenance of the primary ingredient is not the same as that of the food.

What is the subject of this consultation?

Draft Welsh Regulations are being prepared to provide for the enforcement of the directly applicable Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/775 which lays down detailed rules requiring   the country of origin or place of provenance of a primary ingredient to be indicated where it is not the same as the origin of the food as a whole. Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/775 will have effect from 1 April 2020.

The EU Regulation builds on the general country of origin requirements in the EU Food Information to Consumer Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on a proposed statutory instrument that will provide for implementation and enforcement for Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/775 on the rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food.

Consultation pack

Comments and views

Please send any comments and views to:

Adam McDowell
Regulatory Policy Team

Food Standards Agency
11th Floor
Southgate House
Wood Street
Cardiff
CF10 1EW

Tel:     02920 67 8999
Email: Adam.McDowell@food.gov.uk

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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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.