Results 81–100 of 200 for "food standards scotland"

Scottish Parliament: Support for Businesses and Sectors (Brexit) (27 Jan 2021)

Graeme Dey: ...To answer his general point, I say that the Scottish Government is committed to dealing with the practical aspects of the issue on which we can have an impact. For example, we are providing, through Food Standards Scotland, practical and pragmatic help to everyone who is affected, and we are using our enterprise agencies to assist wherever possible. I undertake to get my colleague to...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (Impact of European Union Exit) (21 Jan 2021)

Fergus Ewing: ...agencies have done, and continue to do, all that we can to help businesses to prepare for such wholesale change. Scottish export hubs were properly resourced at the end of the transition period, and Food Standards Scotland delivered all the export health certificates that businesses had requested. To ensure that rising demand is met, we have increased the number of staff at the hubs, in...

Scottish Parliament: Fishing Communities (Compensation) (19 Jan 2021)

Fergus Ewing: ...of fish at market are, sadly, direct results of the Brexit boorach. I stress that my imperative—my number 1 priority—is to make sure that we in Scotland, working with local authorities, with Food Standards Scotland and with DFDS and other hubs, resolve the difficulties as far as is within our power. I have had detailed discussions, of course, with the leading stakeholders in the...

Long Covid (14 Jan 2021)

Neale Hanvey: ...considering the organisation of services. More than 70,000 Scots will be provided with free vitamin D, which is recognised as having a role in prevention and moderation of morbidity. This week, Food Standards Scotland launched a vitamin D campaign for the general public. The Scottish Chief Scientist Office recently concluded research calls into the long-term effects of covid-19, with...

EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement: Fishing Industry (14 Jan 2021)

George Eustice: ..., I know. DFDS established a hub system at Larkhall so it could group consignments together. It has had some difficulty getting the right information from some of the fishing businesses in Scotland. Food Standards Scotland is working hard to address the issue. The hon. Lady says that the Government made a mess of the paperwork. She will be aware that the paperwork is the responsibility of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: European Food Safety Authority (14 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...hygiene law lays down the principles, requirements and procedures that underpin decision-making in matters of food and feed safety. Since 1 January 2021 the Food Standards Agency (FSA), alongside Food Standards Scotland, has been responsible for providing many of the risk analysis functions previously undertaken by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission, with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: European Food Safety Authority: Northern Ireland (14 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: Since 1 January 2021 the Food Standards Agency (FSA), alongside Food Standards Scotland, has been responsible for providing many of the risk analysis functions for the United Kingdom, with ministers in the UK is maintained. Although the FSA is responsible for the safety of food and feed across England, Wales,and Northern Ireland, European Union law that applies in Northern Ireland under the...

Scottish Parliament: Managing Scotland’s Fisheries (14 Jan 2021)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...2020; c 2.] Does he now admit that that was not the case and that the Scottish Government was not as prepared as it should have been? I hope that he will give a personal commitment to work with Food Standards Scotland to address the problems. Will he commit to a date by which his officials will iron out those problems? It is increasingly apparent that short-term support for businesses that...

Scottish Parliament: Vitamin D Supplements (13 Jan 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: This week, Food Standards Scotland launched a new campaign to encourage people to take vitamin D supplements to maintain bone and muscle health. That campaign builds on a recent social media campaign and other work by the Government, Food Standards Scotland and Public Health Scotland to raise awareness of the importance of vitamin D. That includes, of course, the offer that we made at the end...

Scottish Parliament: Supermarkets (Covid-19 Protocols) (13 Jan 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: Food retailers’ staff and, of course, customers have an important role to play in adhering to all the measures that are in place. Food Standards Scotland has published guidance for food business operators that sets out how best to prevent the spread of Covid in the manufacture, processing and retail of food—that would include supermarket shop floors—and it provides a risk assessment...

Trade Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 26A ( 6 Jan 2021)

Lord Grantchester: ...I am grateful to his further but, unfortunately, unconvincing explanations. In Committee, he replied that Ministers can and do receive advice on standards on food from the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, which will take on the role of upholding current legislative bans on foods that would continue to be banned, and that Ministers do not need advice from the TAC as well....

Trade Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 20 ( 6 Jan 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: ...sick pay legislation. Further still—this gets to the crux of our debate—the UK has world-leading standards for animal welfare, while food standards are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, which I am sure noble Lords agree are the most independent of experts. The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. We will...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Standards (23 Dec 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...out as stipulated through checks at the border. This will provide a robust system to maintain our high standards. The independent advice of our food regulators, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, and rigorous processes will continue to ensure that all food imports into the UK are safe and meet the relevant UK product rules and regulations. The Agriculture Act 2020...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Pandemic (Supermarkets) (17 Dec 2020)

Jamie Hepburn: .... In particular, we have worked closely with them to ensure continuity of supply to Scotland’s islands and to provide priority delivery slots to people who were shielding during the lockdown. Food Standards Scotland has produced guidance for all food businesses, including retailers, that supports risk assessment and risk management to help them to operate safely. That includes a...

Scotland: End of the Transition Period: Preparedness ( 9 Dec 2020)

Alister Jack: ..., it is the Scottish Government’s responsibility to ensure adequate certifier capacity for exports to the European Union. The UK Government have been engaging closely with the Scottish Government, Food Standards Scotland and Scottish local authorities to clarify the capacity in Scotland for certifying export health certificates, and with them, we have determined the level of additional...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Readiness ( 8 Dec 2020)

Michael Russell: ...for earlier no-deal preparations. We are particularly sensitive to issues arising at the end of food chains, many of which terminate in rural Scotland, even though they start at the short straits. Food Standards Scotland is a key partner in that activity. Working with the other Administrations, we are doing all that we can to make sure that patients get the medicines and other medical...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments Strategy 2020-21 (12 Nov 2020)

Fergus Ewing: I recognise the good work that Ross Finnie did and which he is now doing as chairman of Food Standards Scotland. We work closely with him. On the timing of the report, I am afraid that I cannot be more precise than that it will be later this year. I stress that it is an independent report. I am not writing the report—I do not think that Parliament expects me to, and I do not think that I...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (10 Nov 2020)

Justin Madders: ...with current legislation. Can the Minister assure us that it will be possible to do that within those timescales? What assessment has been undertaken of the readiness and capability of the FSA and Food Standards Scotland to take on those responsibilities from day one? Finally, the explanatory memorandum states that guidance is not required for this instrument as it generally maintains...

Agriculture Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) ( 9 Nov 2020)

Lord Krebs: ...food of a lower standard with regard to the environment, welfare and food safety. Who is going to ensure that? The Minister has repeatedly said that we have advice from the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. That is fine but there will also be a role for local authorities which, through their...

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...


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