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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genetically Modified Organisms: Food (17 May 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: ...and feed. It is compulsory that the product adheres to mandatory traceability and labelling requirements, and that the product developer provides monitoring reports to the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on an annual basis.

Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - Report: Amendment 2 ( 8 May 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: ...the EU and other long-standing trading partners. A range of government departments, agencies and bodies continue to ensure that these standards are being met, including the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and the Health and Safety Executive.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flowers: Diseases (23 Apr 2024)

Mark Spencer: ...expert panel comprised of risk analysts, risk managers and policy representatives from the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Food Standards Agency (which advises the UK and Welsh Governments), and Food Standards Scotland, alongside public health and disease control policy experts from the UK Health Security Agency and from the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments. The categorisation is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Import Controls: Disease Control (23 Feb 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: ...expert panel comprised of risk analysts, risk managers and policy representatives from the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Food Standards Agency (which advises the UK and Welsh Governments), and Food Standards Scotland, alongside public health and disease control policy experts from the UK Health Security Agency and from the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments. The categorisation is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Imports (15 Feb 2024)

Mark Spencer: ...and do not compromise on the UK’s high environmental protection, animal welfare, plant health, and food standards. The UK’s food safety standards are overseen by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Both provide independent advice to UK Health ministers. Alongside other government agencies, they oversee the regulation of imported food and feed to ensure that it...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Labelling (12 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: ...be for written information to be mandatory. As a non-ministerial department, the FSA cannot make legislation and has written to Ministers in England and Wales, the Executive in Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Scotland for views on these matters. In the meantime, the FSA will develop guidance to implement this policy and provide support for food businesses on how to provide written...

Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 6 (16 Jan 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...can be managed. The final point—again, this is important; I am responding with great sympathy with respect to my noble friend Lady McIntosh’s comments—is that the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland recently published data on compliance checks at the border for non-EU food and feed as part of the joint annual review on food standards. In 2022, they concluded that data...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: update (11 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: ...welfare, human health and food safety standards in our trade negotiations. This report, which draws on independent advice from the Trade and Agriculture Commission, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, confirms the Government’s view that the UK’s accession to the CPTPP (via the Accession Protocol) is consistent with the maintenance of UK statutory protections in these...

Scottish Parliament: Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee Report: “How Devolution is Changing Post-EU” ( 9 Jan 2024)

Jackie Dunbar: ...highlights mean that this Parliament and the Scottish Government are now more limited in how they can deliver for the folk of Scotland. Let us take the example of food standards. The Aberdeen-based Food Standards Scotland, which works to protect all our constituents, used to have a clearly defined remit in relation to what is devolved. Today, however, this Parliament might not be able to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Organised Crime (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Markham: ...of food crime within the food and drink sector is set out within their Food Crime Strategic Assessment. The publication of an updated Food Crime Strategic Assessment, compiled in partnership with Food Standards Scotland, is planned for spring 2024. The FSA has a strong partnership with industry to detect food fraud risks and vulnerabilities. One such partnership is with the Food Industry...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Standards ( 5 Dec 2023)

Andrea Leadsom: ...food standards are maintained through enforcement of official controls predominantly by local authorities. Joint reports produced by the UK’s food safety bodies, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, show that food standards across the UK remained stable in 2021 and 2022 despite multiple challenges to the food system. These reports use data and evidence gathered from...

School Pupils with Allergies — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (30 Nov 2023)

Marion Fellows: ...of ingredients, with the 14 major allergens emphasised. Such information can help parents and students to know what they are buying and whether it is safe for them to eat and to take into school. 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 UK—with...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pesticides (14 Nov 2023)

Mark Spencer: ...of statutory protections in relation to animal and plant health and life, animal welfare and the environment. Informed by the TAC’s conclusions and advice from the Food Standard Agency and Food Standards Scotland, the Government will then lay its own report under section 42 of the Agriculture Act 2020. Finally, the Hon. Member asks about the potential impact on exports to the UK of...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Producers (Support) ( 4 Oct 2023)

Emma Harper: ...supported our local food and drink producers at various agricultural shows. What further practical steps can the Scottish Government take to support the public to choose local, particularly with Food Standards Scotland pointing out that the Tory-made cost of living crisis is impacting on people’s ability to shop locally?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Allergies (20 Jul 2023)

Neil O'Brien: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has policy responsibility for food safety, including food allergen labelling, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Scotland are responsible for food allergen labelling in Scotland. The FSA is aware that pea protein allergies are an emerging area of concern and there are reports of adverse reactions to pea protein in the scientific...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Allergies (12 Jul 2023)

Neil O'Brien: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has policy responsibility for food safety, including food allergen labelling, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Scotland are responsible for food allergen labelling in Scotland. Food businesses have a duty to inform customers about 14 mandatory allergens which are recognised across Europe as the most common allergenic ingredients of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry: Imports (12 Jul 2023)

Mark Spencer: ...partners alongside products traded under new agreements. A range of Government departments, agencies and bodies continue to ensure that standards are met including the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities Trading Standards. They will continue to do so...

Scottish Parliament: Diet and Healthy Weight Consultations (30 May 2023)

Jenni Minto: ...calorie information in the out-of-home sector, fulfilling a commitment in our 2021 out-of-home action plan. The consultation was accompanied by a rapid evidence review that was carried out by Food Standards Scotland, which found that mandating calorie labelling would likely lead to a reduction of calorie intake when eating out or ordering in. In January this year, Nesta—the United...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 48 (15 May 2023)

..., the Office for Environmental Protection, Environmental Standards Scotland, a devolved environmental governance body or another person exercising similar functions, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, and(c) publish a report setting out—(i) how the provision does not reduce the level of environmental or consumer protection in accordance with subsection (1), and(ii)...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 47 (15 May 2023)

Lord Krebs: ...environmental or food protections and what advice was received from the experts consulted. As a further transparency measure, the amendment also requires the Food Standards Agency, together with Food Standards Scotland, to report on the impact of any changes resulting from the implementation of this Bill on food safety and other consumer interests in relation to food. The proposals in...


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