Results 1–20 of 100 for "food standards scotland"

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2013-14 ( 3 Sep 2013)

Alex Salmond: ...and labelling. That move was subsequently seen by Westminster’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee as contributing to the UK’s poor handling of the horsemeat scandal. Therefore, the food standards (Scotland) bill will establish a new body to take over all of the FSA’s old functions. The new body will ensure that the industry and public in Scotland can have full confidence...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2013-14 ( 3 Sep 2013)

Aileen McLeod: ...and adults with incapacity bill—which I welcome greatly and which will help to protect our vulnerable, and through provision to establish Scotland’s own food safety and standards body called food standards Scotland, which will help us to address the significant food-related health challenges that Scotland faces, with consumer protection being paramount. I am also particularly pleased...

Scottish Parliament: Food (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 ( 2 Oct 2014)

Michael Matheson: Scotland will have significant social and economic benefits. The Food (Scotland) Bill will give Scotland some of the levers that we can use to tackle those issues. First, the bill will create food standards Scotland, which will be Scotland’s independent food safety and standards body. We are working to appoint a board and chair of high calibre, with the range of experience and skills...

Scottish Parliament: Food (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 ( 9 Dec 2014)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: Group 2 is on matters in relation to which food standards Scotland must keep the public informed. Amendment 5, in the name of Richard Simpson, is the only amendment in the group.

Scottish Parliament: Food (Scotland) Bill ( 9 Dec 2014)

Christian Allard: ...a healthy nation and a good food nation. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the minister’s predecessor, Mr Matheson, on his announcement of the two senior appointments to lead food standards Scotland: Ross Finnie and Geoff Ogle will bring their own experiences in the food industry. I recently met Geoff Ogle in his office in Aberdeen and I am delighted with the two...

Scottish Parliament: New Psychoactive Substances (26 Feb 2015)

Richard Simpson: labelling products as not being for human use and, at the same time, not saying what effect could occur if they were used by humans. Will the minister hold early discussions with the new food standards Scotland on products that, although labelled for animal use, are clearly being sold with the intention of human use, to determine whether we can extend warnings so that people are protected?

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Industry (31 Mar 2015)

Rhoda Grant: .... It is really important that we look at that, because products that are made with Scottish cheese but processed in France are not Scottish products. We need to look at the use of the saltire. Food Standards Scotland and consumer protection bodies have a role to play in ensuring that food is labelled in a way that is not misleading. Packaging needs to show clearly where the product was...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Food (Promotion by Local Authorities and National Health Service Boards) (22 Apr 2015)

Malcolm Chisholm: in the interests of the health of many people in Scotland if a much higher percentage of fresh local food was used in schools and hospitals. Will the Government undertake, in partnership with Food Standards Scotland, to actively and vigorously promote appropriate public sector procurement practices to further that objective?

Scottish Parliament: Red and Processed Meat (Carcinogenicity) (18 Nov 2015)

Maureen Watt: Yes, and I recognise the member’s continuing interest in the area. He is correct that we need to look at the overall balance of the diet. Food Standards Scotland advises eating a healthy balanced diet, including plenty of fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, as well as some dairy foods and some meat, fish or vegetarian alternatives, while, as we know, avoiding foods that are high in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Alcoholic Drinks: Counterfeit Manufacturing ( 4 Jan 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Europol/Interpol. The NFCU has also worked with partners (including HM Revenue & Customs, the Intellectual Property Office, UK Border Force, the National Trading Standards Intelligence Hub and Food Standards Scotland) to form a counterfeit alcohol working group. This group is working to improve the United Kingdom’s strategic understanding of the threats from counterfeit and...

Scottish Parliament: Bird Flu (Suspected Case in Fife) (12 Jan 2016)

Richard Lochhead: ...under European Union law. A cull of the birds on the premises will be started not later than tomorrow morning. I have been advised by the professionals of both Health Protection Scotland and Food Standards Scotland that there is a minimal risk to public health, though precautions were put in place to safeguard those involved in the depopulation and cull of the birds. We have been in...

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation ( 1 Mar 2016)

Roderick Campbell: Can the cabinet secretary advise the chamber on how Food Standards Scotland fits into the vision of a good food nation?

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Relevant public authorities and designated senior officers (19 Apr 2016)

Keir Starmer: ...communications data throughout this part. Last week, I drew attention to schedule 4 to the Bill and, in particular, to the large number of public authorities listed as “relevant”, including Food Standards Scotland, the Food Standards Agency, the Gambling Commission, the Office of Communications and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board. The list of relevant public...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Chernobyl (26 May 2016)

Oliver Letwin: ...areas across the UK. However, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) coordinates a report on radiological monitoring across the UK on behalf of Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Natural Resource Wales and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. This is reported annually in the report on Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE). The most...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (17 Oct 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...Meat Hygiene Inspectors The reduction in the number of Meat Hygiene Inspectors and Official Veterinarians between 2014-15 and 2015-16 was primarily due to the establishment on 1 April 2015 of Food Standards Scotland which assumed responsibility from the FSA for the delivery of official controls in approved meat establishments located in Scotland. All figures exclude Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (15 Nov 2016)

Chris Law: Both Public Health England and Food Standards Scotland support restricted advertising of junk food to children, yet this was entirely omitted from the Government’s completely underwhelming obesity strategy. Given that we clearly cannot rely on the UK Government to take this forward, will the Secretary of State support the devolution of broadcasting powers to allow the Scottish Government to...

Scottish Parliament: Type 1 Diabetes (10 Jan 2017)

Clare Adamson: ...met patients I learned that they sometimes get frustrated that type 1 diabetes is linked with type 2 diabetes. At the time of the walk that I attended, patients were particularly concerned about the Food Standards Scotland campaign that had been run, which did not initially make the distinction between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I can tell the families I met that day and the families who...

Scottish Parliament: World Cancer Day (24 Jan 2017)

Aileen Campbell: people to make the necessary changes. The first is the healthcare retail standard, which is bringing positive change to retail outlets in hospitals. With the Scottish Grocers Federation and Food Standards Scotland, we have established a standard that requires 50 per cent of all products sold to be from a healthy range and which restricts promotions on items that are high in fat,...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Welfare (Use of Closed-circuit Television) (19 Apr 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...Government does not consider that CCTV by itself prevents welfare failures or secures welfare compliance. We will continue to monitor animal welfare at the time of slaughter through the presence of Food Standards Scotland staff in all approved slaughterhouses, and we will consider whether there is a role for the Scottish Government to help industry to produce a set of good-practice...

Scottish Parliament: Overweight and Obesity (10 May 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...would greatly reduce children’s exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods. That is not just my point of view; the measure is backed up by recommendations from Public Health England and Food Standards Scotland, has the backing of the Welsh and Northern Irish Governments and has a huge amount of support across our third sector. I again reiterate the strong lines of argument that Cancer...

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