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Food Standards Scotland, 14/03/14 [S]

Plans to create a new food body for Scotland were unveiled as a Bill began its passage through the Scottish Parliament.

The Food (Scotland) Bill, published today, sets out objectives for the new public body which will replace the current UK organisation, the Food Standards Agency.

Outlined in the Bill, the key aims of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) will be to:

  • Make sure food in Scotland continues to be safe to eat
  • Advise on how to improve the diet and nutrition of people in Scotland
  • Be more efficient and more responsive to Scottish circumstances
  • Be an effective and proportionate regulator, supporting the Scottish food and drink industry in growing its strong, international reputation for safe, quality food
  • Support Scotlandís food and drink policy

For full details see the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government websites.

Further Information

Food (Scotland) Bill
Scottish Government news release