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

Michael Matheson: ...in 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...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Residues: Import Controls (17 Jul 2020)

Ranil Jayawardena: ..., including existing import requirements, onto the United Kingdom’s statute book. Our food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. These agencies provide independent advice to HM Government and the devolved administration in Scotland respectively. They will continue to do so, in order to make sure that...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food (22 Jun 2020)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...the high-quality of our produce for consumers at home and overseas. The United Kingdom’s food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. These agencies provide independent advice to HM Government and the devolved administration in Scotland respectively. They will continue to do so in order to ensure that all...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Food: Imports (25 Jun 2020)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...the high-quality of our produce for consumers at home and overseas. The United Kingdom’s food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. These agencies provide independent advice to HM Government and the devolved administration in Scotland respectively. They will continue to do so in order to ensure that all...

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

Maureen Watt: ...that does not happen. On having an employee director on its board, ministers will ensure that employee representation arrangements will be included in the statement of performance of functions that food standards Scotland will be required to produce. I completely agree with Richard Simpson about the provenance of food and use of additives, which is why we need to encourage use, as far as...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Imports: Meat and Poultry ( 8 Jul 2020)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...our statute book through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The United Kingdom’s food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. These agencies provide independent advice to HM Government and the devolved administration in Scotland respectively. They will continue to do so in order to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling ( 4 Apr 2019)

David Rutley: ...on allergen information provisions, which closed on Friday 29 March, was a joint UK wide consultation between Defra, the Foods Standards Agency in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and Food Standards Scotland. As food labelling is a devolved issue, the decision to run the consultation across the whole of the United Kingdom was dependent upon the support and involvement of the devolved...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (15 Nov 2021)

Penny Mordaunt: ...of the countries involved. However, the Government has committed that it will never lower food standards. The UK’s food standards are overseen independently by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Decisions on these standards are made separately from any trade agreements. The UK-Australia trade deal does not compromise our animal welfare high standards and does not...

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation ( 1 Mar 2016)

Richard Lochhead: That is a fair question, given that the first anniversary of the creation of Food Standards Scotland is approaching. The new body is already making a real contribution across a range of activities, particularly on nutrition, labelling and diet. In addition, a unit to deal with food crime has recently been set up. That is one advantage of the creation of the new body. Food Standards Scotland...

Public Bill Committee: Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill: Examination of Witness (28 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: Q Food Standards Scotland produced a paper in March of this year that pointed out potential for regulatory divergence between the four nations of the UK and that the Bill could result in Ministers in England taking decisions on the approval of genome-edited food and food products with little or no involvement from Food Standards Scotland or, indeed, Ministers in Scotland. It is an...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (23 Jun 2020)

Bill Esterson: ...trade agreement to which they relate are consistent with standards for food safety and quality as set and administered by— (i) the Department of Health; (ii) the Food Standards Agency; (iii) Food Standards Scotland; and (iv) any other public authority specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State; (b) the Secretary of State is satisfied that mechanisms and bodies charged with...

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

Fergus Ewing: We take all animal welfare issues seriously, and Food Standards Scotland takes proportionate action in relation to breaches, which ranges from verbal advice, enforcement letters and welfare enforcement notices to investigations with a view to providing reports to the procurator fiscal. It is fair to point out that the majority—almost 70 per cent—of the reported breaches did not take place...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cannabidiol ( 6 Nov 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...since February 2020 without pre-market authorisation. CBD-containing food products are no different to other foods in that they are also subject to all other relevant food laws. In Scotland, Food Standards Scotland has regulatory responsibility for CBD used in food products. Food Standards Scotland is working with local authorities and other partners to keep the safety of CBD food...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Imports (15 Feb 2024)

Mark Spencer: ...and do not compromise on the UK’s high environmental protection, animal welfare, plant health, and food standards. The UK’s food safety standards are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Both provide independent advice to UK Health ministers. Alongside other government agencies, they oversee the regulation of imported food and feed to ensure that it...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Standards ( 5 Dec 2023)

Andrea Leadsom: ...food standards are maintained through enforcement of official controls predominantly by local authorities. Joint reports produced by the UK’s food safety bodies, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, show that food standards across the UK remained stable in 2021 and 2022 despite multiple challenges to the food system. These reports use data and evidence gathered from...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (23 Oct 2018)

Jason Feeney: I cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland—the Food Standards Agency covers three of the four countries, and obviously we have a close working relationship with colleagues in Food Standards Scotland. Indeed, we spent two days up there last week working with colleagues from Food Standards Scotland. Food safety is a devolved issue. We are developing arrangements whereby the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Production (27 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...pet food in establishments that also produce food for human consumption. It was developed and published following a lengthy public consultation exercise and a high-level internal clearance process. Food Standards Scotland has not been approached by FBOs in Scotland to approve co-located establishments and would consider any applications on a case-by-case basis. This approach is only...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 5 (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Rooker: ..., and I always found them totally professional and focused on the issue at hand at the time. Nobody has asked me to make a speech today on this matter, but I am going to raise matters raised by Food Standards Scotland in consultation in August and in the recent letter in October. The very reason the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland exist is to ensure that policy formation,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry: Imports (12 Jul 2023)

Mark Spencer: ...partners alongside products traded under new agreements. A range of Government departments, agencies and bodies continue to ensure that standards are met including the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities Trading Standards. They will continue to do so...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Standards (10 Jun 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...provisions, including existing import requirements, onto the UK statute book. The UK’s food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. These are agencies and provide independent advice to the UK and Scottish governments. They will continue to do so in order to ensure that all food imports comply with the...


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