Honey Consultation 2015

April 2015

Download the consultation summary, published 07 July 2015

The proposed Honey (Scotland) Regulations 2015 will revoke and replace the Honey (Scotland) Regulations 2003 as amended, in order to implement Council Directive 2001/110/EC as amended by Directive 2014/63/EU. The new requirements are to:
  • Clarify the relevant labelling requirements for honey which originates in more than one Member State or third country by replacing the reference to ‘EC’ by a reference to ‘EU’
  • Recognise that pollen, being a natural constituent particular to honey, should not be considered an ingredient of honey.
  • Include a transitional measure which allows honey products placed on the market or labelled before 24 June 2015, in accordance with Directive 2001/110/EC to continue to be marketed until stocks are exhausted.

Consultation documents