Results 101–120 of 200 for "food standards scotland"

Agriculture Bill: After Clause 42 - Duty to seek equivalence on agri-food standards in relation to future trade ( 4 Nov 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...changes would require new legislation to be brought before this Parliament, and I do not see any appetite for that. The second tool is the regulatory body, the independent Food Standards Agency, and Food Standards Scotland. The third tool is consumer information. Earlier this year I committed to a serious and rapid examination of the role of labelling in promoting high standards and high...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 7 (28 Oct 2020)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...speakers. If, in the course of events in the new internal market arrangements under this Bill, the Food Standards Agency with responsibility for England came out with different provisions to Food Standards Scotland, and in the event that the latter adopted different rules for, especially, animal products, food and animal feed, how would that impact on the free movement of goods? Could it...

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,...

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

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...intention—where we have to ask: to what extent will divergence be tolerated? For example, if the Food Standards Agency of England made substantial changes to our food safety requirements, would Food Standards Scotland simply diverge and not necessarily follow those changes? In future, could a product produced in Scotland, meeting Scottish environmental and animal welfare standards—I...

Agriculture Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion D (20 Oct 2020)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...that will take place. The noble Lord knows that I have not only regard but affection for him. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland are all very well-regarded regulatory bodies. Their functions are very clear. As I said, I had a meeting with the chair and the chief executive of the Food Standards...

Agriculture Bill: Clause 4 - Multi-annual financial assistance plans (12 Oct 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ..., animal and plant health and food safety. Any changes to that legislation would need to be brought before Parliament. It falls to our independent food regulators, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, to ensure that all food imports into the UK are safe and meet the relevant UK product rules and regulations. The FSA’s risk analysis process is rigorous, completely...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill ( 7 Oct 2020)

Michael Russell: ...provisions. Regardless of the views of the Parliament or the wishes of the people of Scotland, they would require Scotland to accept lower standards relating to food, as pointed out by Food Standards Scotland; the environment, as pointed out by Scottish Environment LINK; and building materials, as pointed out by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. The scope of those powers...

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 98 (to Amendment 97) (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Rooker: ...think that the Food Standards Agency is resourced or has the overall competence to get involved in the details of trade deals, as the proposed commission would. Of course, bodies such as the FSA and Food Standards Scotland would advise the commission, but the commission would have the main role. It is also quite important that Amendment 101 not just involves but respects the primacy of...

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89ZA (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...experience but the considerable work they undertook, the noble Lords, Lord Krebs and Lord Rooker, will know that the independent work of our food regulators—the Food Standards Agency, or FSA, and Food Standards Scotland, or FSS—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. This will...

Trade Bill - Second Reading ( 8 Sep 2020)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: .... Food imported into or produced in the UK will always be safe. Chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef are not permitted for import into the UK. The independent Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland make sure that all foods comply with our existing standards. I make it absolutely clear that decisions on these standards are separate from trade agreements. Not only have...

International Trade: Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Food and Farming ( 3 Sep 2020)

Elizabeth Truss: Any product that is sold in the UK has to be subject to the rules of the UK. Those standards are set by Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency in England and Wales, and those rules will not be changed as part of any trade deal with anyone, whether the US, Australia, New Zealand or Japan.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Powers) (20 Aug 2020)

Jenny Gilruth: As Graham Simpson must know, those powers are already devolved to Scotland. Environmental standards, food safety, animal welfare—all devolved. If food safety is a new power, what has Food Standards Scotland being doing all these years? If environmental regulation is a new power, what does Graham Simpson think that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency does all day? What the UK...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Meat: Fraud ( 3 Aug 2020)

Jo Churchill: Holding answer received on 20 July 2020 The total number of successful prosecutions for meat fraud that local authorities reported to the Food Standards Agency or Food Standards Scotland in each of the last five years is provided in the following table. In each case the prosecution was taken by a different local authority. 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 4 1 3 0 0 Data...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Meat: Public Opinion (31 Jul 2020)

Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the joint review by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on UK-wide meat, what steps he is taking to increase the level of public confidence in the safety and authenticity of UK meat.

Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 270 (28 Jul 2020)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...I will not, but I emphasise those points. We already have the rules and robust processes in place to protect UK standards. The independent work 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. This will include...

Trade Bill: New Clause 5 - Disclosure of information by other authorities (20 Jul 2020)

Deidre Brock: ...throwing those safeguards out of the window rather than enshrining them in legislation. Those are actions in bad faith and they should not be allowed to stand. In Committee, the Minister said that Food Standards Scotland and the English Food Standards Agency will ensure that food imports comply with our standards. How? How will they do that? Will they have teams inspecting the production...

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: Imports: Agriculture (14 Jul 2020)

Greg Hands: ...welfare and food standards are not undermined. It has no remit to discuss food and feed safety regulation, and policy across the whole food chain, as that is regulated by the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland and the Department of Health and Social Care.

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...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Import of agricultural goods after IP completion day (25 Jun 2020)

Greg Hands: ...any such deal. All imports under all trade agreements, whether continuity or future FTAs, will have to comply with our import requirements. In the case of food safety, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland will continue to ensure that all food imports comply with the UK’s high safety standards, and that consumers are protected from unsafe food that does not meet those...


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