Formal responses

As a charity and professional body that is independent of government, industry and any other organisation, IFST is in a prime position to provide impartial, science-based information. Through responses to formal consultations, we provide perspectives to Governments and other bodies seeking sound independent viewpoints. In addition we develop proactive policy positions in areas of priority for IFST and its members.



Response to FSA's consultation on amending allergen information provisions contained within UK domestic food information legislation for food prepacked for direct sale

Reponse to BRC's consultation on a global standard for ethical trade and responsible sourcing

Response to EC's consultation on new natural toxin limits in cereals 

Response to FSA's consultation on the Guidance on food traceability, withdrawals and recalls within the UK food industry


Response to EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain consultation on the draft scientific opinion health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels

Response to EFSA’s consultation on the Guidance on the use of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment



Response to FSS's consultation on The Food Standards and Food Hygiene (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Response to the Department of Health and Social Care on mandatory labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the home

Response to DEFRA on food labelling: amending laws


Response to Defra on Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit


Response to Public Health England (PHE) on the UK Nutrient Profiling Model 2018 review


Response to EC on Transparency and Sustainability of the EU Risk Assessment model in the food chain 



Response to EC on Evaluation and finess roadcheck of Irradiation legislation 


Response to EC on Bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings and plastics intended to come into contact with food

Response to EC on Commission Regulation on maximum levels for glycidyl esters in certain foods


IFST's response to FSS's Food Surveillance Strategy for Scotland

EC consultation on the Commission Regulation permitting the use of Listex™ P100 for the reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat products of animal origin.

WRAP consultation on date labelling (submitted online - summary document on request)

Response to FSA Regulating Our Future paper - FIY

Food priorities post general election (page 29) - issue 17.8



IFST's response to A Foodborne Illness Strategy for Scotland


IFST's Brexit Challenges



IFST response to DfE consultation on reform of GCSE and A level subject content


IFST Contribution to the IUFoST Global Visions Report


Food Standards Agency Consultation: The Food Law Code of Practice (England) Review



IFST response to GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe

IFST response to Food Standards Agency consultation: Proposal for regulation of the European Parliament and of the council on official controls and other official activities



Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks – Call for Evidence questions


Statement on horsemeat from IFST's Consultancy Group