Food Composition Standards Review

Closes 12 Oct 2021

Opened 1 Sep 2021


This consultation concerns proposed amendments to food compositional standards because of the UK’s exit from the EU. The proposed amendments to Scottish domestic legislation enables compliance with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules which provide that imports from some WTO member states (which include EU member states) must not be treated more favourably than imports from others unless this is otherwise established in a free trade agreement (also often referred to as “Most Favoured Nation”).

The proposed amendments to food compositional standards are contained within;

  • The Products Containing Meat etc. (Scotland) Regulations 2014;
  • The Jam and Similar Products (Scotland) Regulations 2004;
  • The spreadable Fats, Milk and Milk Products (Scotland) Regulations 2008 and
  • The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998

Why your views matter

This consultation will last for a period of six weeks, to provide interested parties in Scotland with the opportunity to comment on the proposed legislative amendments to ensure Scottish domestic legislation can continue to operate and remain compliant with World Trade Organisation rules. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your views on the proposals and any responses received as part of this consultation will be given careful consideration. A summary of the responses received will be published on the FSS website within 3 months following the end of the consultation period.

Give us your views


  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Local Authority
  • Consumer
  • Local authority


  • regulation
  • food
  • enforcement
  • health
  • vitamin D