Proposed amendments to domestic Scottish food and feed law for EU Exit in a no deal scenario

Closed 9 Aug 2019

Opened 26 Jul 2019


Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on proposed amendments and options to ensure Scottish domestic legislation can continue to operate effectively if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

We are consulting on proposed amendments to domestic legislation relating to: 

  1.   Country of origin labelling of blended honey; 
  2.   Recognition of natural mineral water;  
  3.   Transitional arrangements for food labelling and health identification marks; 

These proposed amendments are required to ensure that a range of provisions in domestic legislation can continue to operate effectively in the event the UK leaves the EU in a no deal scenario.

Details of the options can be found in Annex A - Consultation letter towards the bottom of this page.


Why your views matter

To seek the views of enforcement authorities, food businesses, consumers, other stakeholders and the wider public as to the proposed amendments and options to ensure Scottish domestic legislation can continue to operate once the UK has left the EU. 

Given the technical detail and specificity of the subject matter FSS would be happy to arrange an individual briefing session with those sectors most affected by the changes. For those interested, details of the proposed mechanisms for this are available in the event section below.

What happens next

Consultation responses will be analysed and feedback will be provided following the consultation.


  • Event to discuss policy options and impacts

    From 8 Aug 2019 at 10:00 to 8 Aug 2019 at 16:00

    FSS would like to provide an opportunity for interested parties to discuss the consultation options ahead of providing a response. We understand that this may be short notice and so we are also available to discuss by telephone. If interested in either of these options then please contact Georgina Finch using the contact details provided in the consultation letter.


  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Academic
  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public Analyst Laboratory
  • Commerical Food Testing Laboratory
  • Public Health Professional
  • Consumer
  • Law Enforcement
  • Government
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • Food Industry
  • Public Health Practitioner
  • Local Authority
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Scientist
  • Consumer
  • Government Department
  • Scientific Advisory Commitee
  • Research Council
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public analyst laboratory
  • Commercial food testing laboratory
  • Public health professional
  • Consumer
  • Government department
  • Local authority
  • Primary producer
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • Egg Poultry Unit
  • Public Health Division
  • FSA
  • Police Scotland
  • Health Protection Scotland
  • HMRC
  • local authority
  • Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health


  • Microbiological safety of food
  • chemical safety of food
  • radiological safety of food
  • food authenticity
  • adulteration of food
  • food surveillance
  • environmental monitoring
  • foodborne illness
  • information storage
  • diet
  • health