Publication of FSS opinion and consultation on applications for authorisation of six novel foods

Closed 11 Feb 2022

Opened 17 Dec 2021

Results updated 16 May 2022

Please see below a document summarising this consultation on applications for authorisation of six novel foods.

This consultation had no responses. 

A second consultation, containing amendments to some of the opinions on these novel foods, was held between 31/03/22 and 13/04/22. You can find the content of that second consultation and the responses to it here.

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Overview

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 six novel foods as outlined in the annexes.

Update on 25 January 2022: Due to a minor error related to 3’-Sialyllactose (3’-SL) sodium salt (RP 8), the proposed maximum use levels in Table 1 on pages 5 and 6 of the FSS opinion document have been updated for:

  • flavoured fermented milk-based products including heat-treated products (products other than beverages) from 0.5 g/kg to 2.5 g/kg
  • unflavoured fermented milk-based products (products other than beverages) from 2.5 g/kg to 0.5 g/kg

This change is highlighted within the FSS opinion document.

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 novel foods for use in Scotland, England and Wales.

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 joshua.evans@fss.scot.

Audiences

  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Academic
  • Farmer
  • Scientist
  • Local Authority
  • Public Analyst Laboratory
  • Consumer
  • Law Enforcement
  • Government
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • Food Industry
  • Local Authority
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Consumer
  • Government department
  • All staff
  • Local authority
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • FSA
  • Police Scotland

Interests

  • Microbiological safety of food
  • chemical safety of food
  • food authenticity
  • food surveillance
  • nutrition
  • food safety
  • allergens
  • regulation
  • food
  • enforcement
  • food law
  • primary production
  • diet
  • health
  • Scottish diet
  • food safety
  • food authenticity
  • food surveillance