Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2016

FSA Enforcement Letter (ENF/E/16/041), 1 August 2016

DIETARY FOODS - New Food for Specific Groups (Information and Compositional Requirements) (England) Regulations 2016

The following is the introduction to an information document circulated by the Food Standards Agency.  The full document is available on this site – see: New Food for Specific Groups Enforcement Letter

This letter is to alert you to the fact that the English Statutory Instrument, ‘The Food for Specific Groups (Information and Compositional Requirements) (England) Regulations 2016’ (SI 2016/6881), was laid before Parliament on 29th June 2016 and came into force on 20th July 2016 [See:]

The Regulations put enforcement provisions in place to enable the European Regulation on foods for specific groups (referred to as FSG Regulation) on Regulation (EU) 609/2013 to be enforced in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have made their own foods for specific groups Regulations. The Regulations implement the minimal requirements of the FSG Regulation and give enforcement officers the power to serve Improvement Notices for failure to comply with existing provisions for labelling, composition, and advertising of foods for specific groups (see ‘What the SI does’ below).

Officer Action - Officers are asked to:

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