Results 21–40 of 200 for "food standards scotland"

Backbench Business: Allergy Awareness Week — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (11 May 2023)

Martyn Day: ...packed sandwich containing undeclared sesame seeds. It applies to products such as pre-wrapped sandwiches, fast food and daily items such as cheese and meat that are already wrapped for service. The Food Standards Scotland chief executive, Geoff Ogle, said: “This is a huge step in helping improve the quality of life for around two million people living with food allergies in the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: EU Law ( 4 May 2023)

Mark Spencer: ..., facilitate international trade, and ensure that consumers can have confidence in the food that they buy. As the Department responsible for food hygiene, the Food Standards Agency (working with Food Standards Scotland) is participating in the review of all retained EU law within its responsibilities. Neither consumer safety nor the ability of business to trade during this review will be...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 81 ( 6 Mar 2023)

Lord Krebs: ...the Department of Health is going to get its expert advice from. I did not hear the Minister say that the Department of Health would not propose any changes unless the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland had agreed that they would not compromise consumer protections in relation to food, whether it is to do with safety information or health. Could she therefore confirm whether...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 5 (23 Feb 2023)

Baroness Chapman of Darlington: ..., until a court somewhere else decides to ask us about it. This just has disaster written all over it, and for what, if the Government are saying that they do not really want to change anything? The Food Standards Scotland letter that I think everyone has had is really revealing. It makes some very good points, but the sentence that jumps out is where it says that Food Standards Scotland...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 3 (23 Feb 2023)

Baroness Brinton: ...in place. I got a different answer to the question, but this is at the core of misunderstandings and is why I made a point about impact assessments and costings when I spoke on each of these issues. Food Standards Scotland, the GMC and the BMA in all their briefings said that they did not find what the Government intend to do at all clear. For the GMC, that is very serious. It is a big...

Scottish Parliament: Avian Flu (22 Feb 2023)

Mairi Gougeon: The first point that I want to make is that the risk to human health from the virus is low. Food Standards Scotland advises that avian influenza poses a very low food safety risk to people who consume poultry products, including eggs. In relation to what the member said about cases in other mammals, in samples that were taken last year as part of routine wildlife surveillance, the presence of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Infectious Diseases (26 Jan 2023)

Rebecca Pow: A cross-departmental project called Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) was established in 2021. It brings together the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England)...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Antibiotics (26 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: A cross-departmental project called Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) was established in 2021. It brings together the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England)...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Pollution (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...in 2021 to understand how pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are spread in the environment and the agri-food system. It brings together DEFRA, the EA, the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the UK Health Security Agency. PATH-SAFE contains a workstream focused on AMR prevalence in three river catchments to strengthen our...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Feed (24 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...to review our own animal feed legislation. To that end, the UK Government is working with the Devolved Administrations, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland to assess the implications of permitting the inclusion of Processed Animal Protein in animal feed in the UK. This work has included Government scientists at APHA...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Factory Farming: Antimicrobials (17 Jan 2023)

Rebecca Pow: ...monitoring. A cross-departmental project called Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) was established in 2021. It brings together the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Second Reading ( 9 Jan 2023)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...the UK must be accompanied by certificates and a percentage are subject to physical checks to ensure that standards are maintained. We have worked very closely with the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. This is very important and—

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 ( 8 Dec 2022)

Neil O'Brien: ...Government will continue to work with a range of organisations and stakeholders to ensure that patient safety and public health are maintained. The independent Food Standards Agency, working with Food Standards Scotland, is participating in the review of all retained EU law within its responsibilities. Consumer safety or the ability of business to trade during this review will not be...

Avian Influenza Outbreak — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (30 Nov 2022)

Steven Bonnar: ..., helping us take swift and targeted decisions.” I will turn briefly to consumption. It is important to stress that the risk to the general public’s health from avian influenza is extremely low. Food Standards Scotland advised that bird flu poses only a very low food safety concern for consumers, and does not have an effect on the human consumption of any poultry products, including...

Scottish Parliament: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (29 Nov 2022)

Angus Robertson: ...no longer be protected from discrimination at work. The trade union Unison has called the bill “an attack on working women”. Requirements for food to be labelled for allergens could be removed. Food Standards Scotland said that the bill poses “a significant risk to Scotland’s ability to uphold the high safety and food standards which the public expects and deserves.” The EU...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture Support and Food Security ( 8 Nov 2022)

Mairi Gougeon: ...since then to deliver on those recommendations. We have already delivered a new food and drink-focused business support landing page, which went live on 14 July, and the Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland have opened engagement with the Groceries Code Adjudicator, having met with it in the summer. Another key recommendation in the report was the establishment of a dedicated...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Health and Food: EU Law ( 7 Nov 2022)

Lord Benyon: ...HMG catalogued and published the ‘retained EU law dashboard’ on 22nd June which includes REUL covering environmental health and food safety. The independent Food Standards Agency, working with Food Standards Scotland, is playing a full part in the review of all REUL within their areas of responsibility and will advise Ministers, Welsh Ministers and the Northern Ireland Executive...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: EU Law ( 3 Nov 2022)

Neil O'Brien: ..., we will preserve and incorporate the necessary retained European Union law into domestic legislation prior to the proposed 2023 expiry. The independent Food Standards Agency (FSA), working with Food Standards Scotland, is participating in the review of all retained EU law within its responsibilities. The FSA advises the Government, Welsh Ministers and the Northern Ireland Executive as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Chemicals (27 Oct 2022)

Dr Caroline Johnson: ...Union law ahead of the proposed expiration in 2023, including legislation safeguarding against the risk of chemical contaminants in food. The independent Food Standards Agency (FSA), working with Food Standards Scotland, is participating in the review of all retained EU law within its areas of responsibility. The FSA advise Ministers, Welsh Ministers and the Northern Ireland Executive as...

Scottish Devolution Settlement: Retained EU Law — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (19 Oct 2022)

Brendan O'Hara: ..., we are having this done to us by a Government that we did not elect. The Minister cannot dismiss this as SNP scaremongering, because organisations as diverse as the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Food Standards Scotland and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have all warned about the adverse impact that the Bill will have. Frances O’Grady, Trades Union Congress general...


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