Results 121–140 of 200 for "food standards scotland"

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...

Protection of UK Food Standards (24 Jun 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...supported by expert advice on food standards. Colleagues will know that the UK’s food standards, for both domestic production and imports, are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and, indeed, Food Standards Scotland. Those are independent agencies that provide advice to both the UK and Scottish Governments. They will of course continue to do so, to ensure that all food imports comply...

Scottish Parliament: Meat Processing Facilities (24 Jun 2020)

Nicola Sturgeon: That is an important issue in the light of developments in other parts of the world. Food Standards Scotland has provided comprehensive guidance and a risk-assessment tool to help the food industry ensure that its staff are protected from the risk of Covid. The guidance supports the industry in implementing physical distancing, personal hygiene and cleaning and disinfection measures to...

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

Bill Esterson: ...we do not allow imports of food that do not meet those high production and animal welfare standards. I noticed that the Minister referred to food safety in his answer. The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland do that job, but their remit is food safety, not how the food was produced or the animal welfare under which it was produced. The point about antibiotics should alarm us...

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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Standards (22 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 that 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...

Scottish Parliament: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (17 Jun 2020)

Mairi Gougeon: ...ordination between the various bodies that have an enforcement role in relation to animal health and welfare and wildlife. Those bodies include local authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Police Scotland. My officials are involved in on-going discussions with enforcement bodies on this very...

Agriculture Bill - Second Reading (10 Jun 2020)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...changes to existing legislative standards would require new legislation to be brought before Parliament. I should also say that in the UK food safety is regulated by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Decisions to allow new regulated food products or processes—for example, food of animal origin treated with certain substances—into the UK market will be taken by...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Food Safety Standards (10 Jun 2020)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...Scottish ministers must have the independent ability to impose import restrictions for the purpose of protecting the health of the public in Scotland on the basis of any advice that we receive from Food Standards Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Farmed Animals (Welfare) ( 4 Dec 2019)

Mairi Gougeon: The member is, of course, right about our commitment in this year’s programme for government. At present, the welfare of animals at slaughter is ensured by staff from Food Standards Scotland. More than 99 per cent of animals that are slaughtered in Scotland are monitored by some configuration of CCTV coverage. This year’s programme for government commits the Scottish Government to...

Folic Acid - Question (18 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: I may need to write to the noble Baroness about the specific medication. More broadly, she is right that the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has looked at these issues. Also, Food Standards Scotland has updated the guidance. They support the mandatory inclusion of folic acid as long as it is combined with a reduction in the level of supplements such as those that exist in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland (23 May 2019)

Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding has been allocated to (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) Food Standards Scotland for preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

Scottish Parliament: Sheep Farming (14 May 2019)

Mairi Gougeon: ...for manual dentition checks on lambs, replacing it with a much simpler date-based cut-off, saving the industry in Scotland and across Great Britain millions of pounds. The Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland have worked with the industry to develop an implementation plan and protocol. It would have given effect to a key recommendation of the Scott review, so we amended...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (10 Apr 2019)

David Rutley: ...of allergen information for prepacked for direct sale food products. We recently ran a UK wide consultation jointly with the Food Standards Agency in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and Food Standards Scotland. We are now in the process of analysing the responses we received in order to determine how allergen labelling can be improved for food products which are prepacked for direct...

Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve ( 9 Apr 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: ...for risk assessment from the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, to the UK “food safety authority”. This will be the Food Standards Agency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Food Standards Scotland in Scotland, which has a close working relationship. Risk assessment and the oversight of food safety controls will be essential to ensure that food remains safe, whether imported...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire Agriculture (Brexit) ( 3 Apr 2019)

Fergus Ewing: ...terms could be severe for some sectors. For example, the farm-gate price for sheep meat could fall by up to 30 per cent. However, the loss of people is potentially the most significant issue. Food Standards Scotland estimates that around 75 per cent of vets currently working in our abattoirs are non-United Kingdom EU nationals. If we were to lose that skilled workforce, we would have...

Scottish Parliament: Health Education ( 3 Apr 2019)

Joe FitzPatrick: ...bombarded with messages that encourage us to impulse buy and overconsume junk food. I am pleased that we are making progress. We have already consulted on proposals to restrict junk food promotions, Food Standards Scotland is working on proposals to improve food and drink out of home and, later this year, we will explore whether planning policy could be used to improve the food...

Exiting the European Union (Food and Agriculture) (19 Mar 2019)

George Eustice: .... The vast majority of the provisions in all the statutory instruments relate to the transfer of functions, principally from the European Commission to the food safety authority, which means Food Standards Scotland or the Food Standards Agency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or in other instances to the appropriate authority, which largely means the Secretary of State for...


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