Food Law News - UK - 2013

Defra Consultation, 25 October 2013

OLIVE OIL - Consultation on proposed enforcement arrangements for updated EU marketing standards on olive oil

Copies of some of the consultation documents are available on this site. See: (1) Consultation document, (2) Consultaton Letter and (3) Consultation Draft SI


The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the enforcement arrangements we propose to put in place to implement recently updated EU marketing standards on olive oil.

The EU marketing standards on olive oil detail the different categories of oil; specify the methods of analysis to be used to confirm the category of oil; specify member State control requirements; and outline labelling requirements.

The marketing standards are outlined in EU regulations that are directly applicable and afford very little flexibility. However, there are three areas on which we are seeking your views:

An Impact Assessment is required to assess the costs of the proposed changes. A draft has been published alongside this document for comments. This is based on the current EU legislation and will be updated based on comments received and legislative changes.

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