The draft Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Last updated:
10 April 2017
The draft Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 would amend the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2012 to provide for the execution and enforcement, in Wales, of Commission Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food as recently amended by Commission.

About this consultation

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale and/or retail plastic and recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, port health authorities, local enforcement authorities, consumers and others who may have in interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.

What is the subject of this consultation?

The proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 would amend the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2012 (“the 2012 Regulations”) to provide for the execution and enforcement, in Wales, of Commission Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food as recently amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1416.

The proposed Regulations would also enable authorised officers to issue improvement notices for a failure to comply with specific provisions of the 2012 Regulations and the EU legislation that those Regulations enforce, instead of issuing criminal proceedings

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, port health authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

All comments and views should be sent to

Andrew Dodd

Food Standards Agency Wales

11th Floor Southgate House

Wood Street

Cardiff

CF10 1EW

Telephone: 
029 2067 8930
Responses are requested by: Tuesday, 4 July 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.