Following an assessment carried out by FSA, fully refined corn oil/fully refined maize oil can now be used to substitute sunflower oil without a declaration of the change on the label, as short-term measure, with a pragmatic enforcement approach taken by LAs.
The full list of oils that may now be used to substitute sunflower oil can be found in the table in Annex 1 of an enforcement letter issued to Local Authorities.
The FSA have reiterated the request that LAs ensure business provide sufficient information on supporting mitigations and that businesses indicate the necessary steps being taken, with timescales, for working towards a return to compliance as soon as possible.
If you have any queries relating to this matter please email the FSA on email@example.com. The FSA also encourage you to direct any queries to your responsible LA.