Open consultation

Protected Food Name scheme: improving enforcement


Seeking views on improving enforcement of the Protected Food Name scheme by introducing civil penalties including fines up to £40,000.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to introduce new powers and penalties for the Protected Food Name scheme. These will provide proportionate and effective enforcement in the form of civil sanctions.

Our proposals include improving how inspection results are reported by control bodies.

We’re also asking about adding a right of appeal on decisions for registering a Protected Food Name.

Published 5 October 2018