Publication of FSS opinion and consultation on applications for authorisation of nine Genetically Modified Organisms

Closes 25 Jan 2022

Opened 30 Nov 2021


This consultation is to seek stakeholders’ views, comments and feedback in relation to the Food Standards Scotland (FSS) opinion and regulated product applications considered in this document, which have been submitted for authorisation. 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) that the FSS and Food Standards Agency (FSA) have identified as relevant to these applications. 

The document publishing the FSS opinion incorporates the quality assurance of risk assessments conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of nine genetically modified organisms (GMO) for food and feed uses as outlined in the annexes.

Why your views matter

This is stakeholders’ opportunity for input on the advice given to Ministers to inform decision making. The FSS opinions, and the views gathered through this consultation, will be considered and included alongside those of Officials in UK Government include FSA and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Northern Ireland, England and Wales to inform Ministers’ decision making on whether to authorise the individual GMOs for use in Scotland, England and Wales.

Give us your views


  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Academic
  • Farmer
  • Feed Manufacturer
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public Analyst Laboratory
  • Commerical Food Testing Laboratory
  • Public Health Professional
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • All staff
  • Local authority
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • Public Health Division
  • FSA


  • chemical safety of food
  • food surveillance
  • environmental monitoring
  • genetic modification
  • feed
  • food
  • food law
  • feed law