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.