All comments and views should be sent to
FSA in Northern Ireland
10A-10C Clarendon Road
BT1 3BG Belfast
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Beekeepers, individuals and businesses involved in the honey trade, enforcement authorities, consumers, consumer organisations, retailers, trade associations, wholesalers.
What is the subject of this consultation?
The proposed Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 will revoke and replace the Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 as amended, in order to implement Council Directive 2001/110/EC as amended by Directive 2014/63/EU in Northern Ireland.
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To provide interested parties and stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the proposed Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.
The purpose of these proposals is to revoke and replace the Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, as amended, with the Honey Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, and to:
- transpose Commission Directive 2001/110/EU as amended by Directive 2014/63/EU relating to honey
- enable the enforcement of and replace criminal sanctions with the use of improvement notices for non-compliance with the requirements of the revised EU Directive
The public consultation will seek the views of stakeholders on options for change that will be applied through a new statutory rule. The options being considered are:
- Option 1 – do nothing. This retains the current legislative position as set out in the 2003 Honey Regulations as amended and do not transpose Directive.
- Option 2 – provide for the implementation of Directive 2001/110/EC as amended by EU Directive 2014/63/EU.
Option 2 is the preferred option.