Consultation on applications for authorisation of two novel foods, one food additive and one food flavouring

Closed 11 Dec 2022

Opened 17 Oct 2022

Results updated 10 Mar 2023

Publication of FSS consultation on applications for authorisation of two novel foods, one food additive and one food flavouring - Consultation Response

A summary of the consultation responses can be found in the attached response, alongside FSS replies.

We would like to thank all stakeholders who provided their views for their consideration of this consultation.



This consultation is conducted by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) on behalf of the Minister for Public Health, Women's Health & Sport and seeks stakeholders’ views, comments and feedback in relation to the regulated product applications considered in this document, which have been submitted for authorisation (either as new authorisations or for extension of use / modification).  We ask stakeholders to consider any relevant provisions of retained EU law and other legitimate factors (other evidence further supporting clear, rational and justifiable risk analysis, such as consumer interests, technical feasibility and environmental factors), including those that FSS and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have identified as relevant to these applications.  The consultation concerns the following regulated products:

  • RP1158        Vitamin D2 mushroom powder - novel food
  • RP1292        UV-treated baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) – novel food
  • RP1194        Rebaudioside M – food additive
  • RP1382        3-(1-((3,5-dimethylisoxazol-4-yl)methyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-1-(3-hydroxybenzyl)imidazolidine-2,4-dione – flavouring

The FSS/FSA opinion comprised in this document (including the proposed terms of authorisation) takes into account the FSS/FSA scientific opinion documents.  The views gathered through this consultation will be considered and included alongside those of officials across FSS, the FSA, and, for novel foods, UK Government Departments other than the FSA to inform Ministers’ decision-making on whether to authorise the individual regulated products for use in Great Britain (GB).

Why your views matter

Stakeholders are invited to consider the questions posed in relation to any relevant provisions of retained EU law and other legitimate factors as detailed above.  Stakeholder responses will be considered along with risk assessment and other factors in development of advice provided to Ministers.  Unless the views gathered in the consultation provide additional evidence, the FSS/FSA will recommend that these regulated products are authorised on the proposed terms.

What happens next

Following the end of the consultation, responses will be published and made      available to stakeholders, the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Ministers. All responses will be sent through the Citizen Space entry for this consultation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the consultation please contact


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