Consultation on applications for eight genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food and feed uses and for the change of authorisation holder for fifty-one authorised GMOs

Closes 6 Dec 2022

Opened 12 Oct 2022


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, renewal of authorisation, or modification of existing authorisation (change of authorisation holder details).  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. This provides the opportunity for stakeholders to input on the advice given to Ministers to inform decision making.

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 and the FSA and UK Government Departments other than the FSA to inform Ministers’ decision-making on whether to authorise / renew the individual GMOs for use in Scotland, England, and Wales.


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.

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