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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

Northern Ireland 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?

  • 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/provenance of the food’s primary ingredient
  • Food industry representative bodies
  • Enforcement authorities
  • Any other organisation or person wanting to know more about the forthcoming Statutory Rule

What is the subject of this consultation?

The FSA in Northern Ireland is planning to introduce a Statutory Rule to provide for the enforcement of the directly applicable EU Implementing Regulation 2018/775 (the IR), laying down rules for the application of Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers, as regards the rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food. 

The IR applies across the EU from 1st April 2020. 

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on a proposed Statutory Rule that will provide for 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:

Executive Support Unit
Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
10a-c Clarendon Road
Belfast
BT1 3BG

Tel:     028 9041 7700
Email: executive.support@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.

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.