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

Last updated:
25 July 2017
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

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Raw drinking milk (RDM) and raw cream producers in Northern Ireland and England, RDM consumers, enforcement authorities and those with an interest in RDM.

What is the subject of this consultation?
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. 

What is the purpose of this consultation?
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. 

All comments and views should be sent to

Danielle Gamble

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

02890 417705
Responses are requested by: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

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.