Results 161–180 of 200 for "food standards scotland"

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Genetically Modified Organisms: Licensing ( 8 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: ...regulatory bodies responsible for decisions on the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Food Standards Scotland lead on the marketing of GMOs as food or animal feed products. Where licensing decisions are currently taken as part of a centralised EU process, the intention is for the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Flour: Folic Acid (20 Dec 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently updated the evidence on folic acid in response to a request from Food Standards Scotland and reiterated its support for mandatory folic acid fortification of United Kingdom flour, provided that this is introduced alongside restrictions on voluntary fortification of foods with folic acid. Ministers are currently considering...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (15 Nov 2017)

...Scotland.” 129: Schedule 7, page 169, line 9, at end insert—“25A_ The Competition and Markets Authority.25B_ The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.25C_ The Food Standards Agency.25D_ Food Standards Scotland.25E_ Her Majesty’s Land Registry.” Amendments 128 and 129 agreed. Amendment 129A not moved. Schedule 7, as amended, agreed. Clauses 29 and 30 agreed. Clause 31: Other...

Scottish Parliament: Diet and Obesity Strategy (26 Oct 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...they will perhaps require a bit of support in responding to the strategy that we will take forward. There will be not only a financial offering, but advice and support from, for example, our agency Food Standards Scotland, which will provide the expertise and knowledge to support those businesses in that transition. There will be both financial support, and advice and information support....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Folic Acid (18 Oct 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...Health England and other United Kingdom Government organisations on nutrition and related health matters. The SACN has recently updated the evidence on folic acid in response to a request from Food Standards Scotland (FSS). In February 2016, FSS asked the SACN to provide advice on whether its previous recommendations regarding mandatory folic acid fortification (2006; 2009) still applied....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Folic Acid (13 Sep 2017)

Steve Brine: The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has recently updated the evidence on folic acid in response to a request from Food Standards Scotland, and reiterated its support for mandatory folic acid fortification, provided that this is introduced alongside restrictions on voluntary fortification of foods with folic acid. Ministers are currently considering the issue of mandatory...

Scottish Parliament: Animal Welfare (Installation of Closed-circuit Television in Abattoirs) (13 Sep 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...the Scottish Government will consult on the introduction of compulsory video recording of slaughter at abattoirs in Scotland to aid the enforcement of welfare requirements by abattoir management and Food Standards Scotland. The current advice is that CCTV does not by itself prevent welfare failures or secure welfare compliance. Therefore, we will continue to monitor animal welfare at the...

Scottish Parliament: Abattoirs (Closed-circuit Television) (15 Jun 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...Government does not consider that CCTV by itself prevents welfare failures or secures welfare compliance. We will continue to monitor animal welfare at the time of slaughter through the presence of Food Standards Scotland veterinary and inspection staff in all approved slaughterhouses. In addition, we will consider whether there is a role for the Scottish Government to help industry to...

Scottish Parliament: Overweight and Obesity (10 May 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...would greatly reduce children’s exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods. That is not just my point of view; the measure is backed up by recommendations from Public Health England and Food Standards Scotland, has the backing of the Welsh and Northern Irish Governments and has a huge amount of support across our third sector. I again reiterate the strong lines of argument that Cancer...

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

Fergus Ewing: ...Government does not consider that CCTV by itself prevents welfare failures or secures welfare compliance. We will continue to monitor animal welfare at the time of slaughter through the presence of Food Standards Scotland staff in all approved slaughterhouses, and we will consider whether there is a role for the Scottish Government to help industry to produce a set of good-practice...

Scottish Parliament: World Cancer Day (24 Jan 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...support people to make the necessary changes. The first is the healthcare retail standard, which is bringing positive change to retail outlets in hospitals. With the Scottish Grocers Federation and Food Standards Scotland, we have established a standard that requires 50 per cent of all products sold to be from a healthy range and which restricts promotions on items that are high in fat,...

Scottish Parliament: Type 1 Diabetes (10 Jan 2017)

Clare Adamson: ...met patients I learned that they sometimes get frustrated that type 1 diabetes is linked with type 2 diabetes. At the time of the walk that I attended, patients were particularly concerned about the Food Standards Scotland campaign that had been run, which did not initially make the distinction between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I can tell the families I met that day and the families who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (15 Nov 2016)

Chris Law: Both Public Health England and Food Standards Scotland support restricted advertising of junk food to children, yet this was entirely omitted from the Government’s completely underwhelming obesity strategy. Given that we clearly cannot rely on the UK Government to take this forward, will the Secretary of State support the devolution of broadcasting powers to allow the Scottish Government to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (17 Oct 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...Meat Hygiene Inspectors The reduction in the number of Meat Hygiene Inspectors and Official Veterinarians between 2014-15 and 2015-16 was primarily due to the establishment on 1 April 2015 of Food Standards Scotland which assumed responsibility from the FSA for the delivery of official controls in approved meat establishments located in Scotland. All figures exclude Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Chernobyl (26 May 2016)

Oliver Letwin: ...areas across the UK. However, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) coordinates a report on radiological monitoring across the UK on behalf of Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Natural Resource Wales and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. This is reported annually in the report on Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE). The most...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Relevant public authorities and designated senior officers (19 Apr 2016)

Keir Starmer: ...communications data throughout this part. Last week, I drew attention to schedule 4 to the Bill and, in particular, to the large number of public authorities listed as “relevant”, including Food Standards Scotland, the Food Standards Agency, the Gambling Commission, the Office of Communications and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board. The list of relevant public...

Scottish Parliament: Good Food Nation ( 1 Mar 2016)

Roderick Campbell: Can the cabinet secretary advise the chamber on how Food Standards Scotland fits into the vision of a good food nation?

Scottish Parliament: Bird Flu (Suspected Case in Fife) (12 Jan 2016)

Richard Lochhead: ...under European Union law. A cull of the birds on the premises will be started not later than tomorrow morning. I have been advised by the professionals of both Health Protection Scotland and Food Standards Scotland that there is a minimal risk to public health, though precautions were put in place to safeguard those involved in the depopulation and cull of the birds. We have been in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Alcoholic Drinks: Counterfeit Manufacturing ( 4 Jan 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...by Europol/Interpol. The NFCU has also worked with partners (including HM Revenue & Customs, the Intellectual Property Office, UK Border Force, the National Trading Standards Intelligence Hub and Food Standards Scotland) to form a counterfeit alcohol working group. This group is working to improve the United Kingdom’s strategic understanding of the threats from counterfeit and...

Scottish Parliament: Red and Processed Meat (Carcinogenicity) (18 Nov 2015)

Maureen Watt: Yes, and I recognise the member’s continuing interest in the area. He is correct that we need to look at the overall balance of the diet. Food Standards Scotland advises eating a healthy balanced diet, including plenty of fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, as well as some dairy foods and some meat, fish or vegetarian alternatives, while, as we know, avoiding foods that are high in...


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