About this consultation
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Food businesses in Wales dealing in food/ food ingredients or processes that do not have a significant history of use within the European Union prior to 15 May 1997. In particular food innovators such as those developing engineered nanotechnology for use in food. This consultation will interest novel food and entomophagy (insects for human consumption) based businesses and importers dealing with fresh produce from third countries. It will also interest inland Enforcement Authorities.
Novel foods are foods or food ingredients that do not have a significant history of consumption within the EU before 15 May 1997. They are currently regulated in the EU by the Novel Foods Regulation (EC) No 258/97.
What is the subject of this consultation?
The execution and enforcement of the European Union (‘EU’) Novel Foods Regulation 2283/2015 in Wales by the EU implementation date of 1st January 2018.
The proposed Novel Food (Wales) Regulations 2017 will repeal and replace in Wales the Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredients Regulations SI No. 1997/1335. The proposed Regulations will also repeal the Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients (Fees) Regulations SI No. 1997/1336.
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on and express their views relating to the proposed Regulations; and share data that may contribute towards the associated impact assessment.
Parallel regulations will be produced in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and consultations on these will be issued in due course.
All comments and views should be sent to
11th Floor, Southgate House
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.