Food and drink standards consultation

The food and drink standards consultation has now closed. It was open from 30th November 2015 – 1st February 2016 as part of our wider standards review.

Our next planned consultation will look at our standards for farming and growing and is due to be launched in summer 2016. If you would like to receive an email to let you know when this consultation is launched, please email

What happens next?

  • The consultation findings will be presented to our Processing Standards Committee in March.
  • They will make recommendations based on consultation feedback, which will be considered by the Standards Board in May
  • If there are areas where we need more information, we will run a more specific and targeted consultation in spring 2016.
  • The final standards will be published in 2017, with a suitable lead-in period for licensees to adapt to any changes.