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The Food Hygiene (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Northern Ireland specific
This consultation welcomes your comments on the proposed changes to the labelling of raw drinking milk to inform vulnerable consumers (i.e. children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with a weakened immune system) of the potential risks associated with consumption of raw drinking milk.

About this consultation

Consultation target audience

Raw drinking milk (RDM) and raw cream producers in Northern Ireland and England, RDM consumers, enforcement authorities and those with an interest in RDM.

Consultation subject

In July 2015, the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Board discussed the conclusions of the review on RDM. One of the recommendations was that risk communication, particularly to vulnerable groups, should be improved and this should include revisions to labelling requirements in Northern Ireland and England to mirror that already used in Wales. The Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended) and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 would need to be amended to provide new labelling provisions to protect vulnerable consumers against the risks associated with the consumption of RDM and to extend labelling provisions to all species.

Consultation purpose

To provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment and express their opinions on the proposed labelling provisions to protect vulnerable consumers and the associated Impact Assessment.

Consultation pack

Interested parties 

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.