Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients (England) Regulations 2017

Last updated:
31 March 2017
This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of rules relating to novel foods for food businesses in England. The aim is to ensure effective, consistent and proportionate enforcement of the new novel foods Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The updated rules take account of operational experience of the current legislation; technical and scientific advances; and changes in other areas of food law.

About this consultation

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Food manufactures and food business operators involved in the placing on the market of novel foods including importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, plus enforcement authorities.

What is the subject of this consultation?
A proposed regulation – Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients (England) Regulations 2017, to enable the enforcement of the Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council on novel foods.

What is the purpose of this consultation?
To seek stakeholders' comments and views on the proposed regulations, which will introduce specific enforcement measures in England relating to the European Union rules on novel foods, and the associated Impact Assessment.

Consultation pack

All comments and views should be sent to

Olujuwon Adetokunbo

Food Standards Agency
Directorate Support Unit
1st Floor, Aviation House
125 Kingsway

0207 276 8534
Responses are requested by: Friday, 26 May 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.