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Future arrangements to secure food standards and safety in Scotland

Descriptionwritten review of the Food Standards Agency Scotland functions
ISBN9781780457741
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 04, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 774 1 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 12816

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Contents

Chair's introduction

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Feasibility Review
1. Introduction
2. Terms of Reference
3. Methodology
4. Evaluation of options
5. Structure of the Report
6. Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 - Food and Health - The Challenges
7. Introduction
8. Food and Health
9. Food Safety
10. Foodborne illness
11. Food Fraud
12. Emerging challenges
13. Conclusion

Chapter 3 - The Scottish Food Industry
14. Introduction
15. Sustainable Economic Growth
16. The Scottish Food Industry
17. Imports and Exports
18. Meat processing in Scotland
19. Conclusion

Chapter 4 - Impact of current and future changes on Scotland
20. Machinery of Government Changes
21. Regulatory Reform in England
22. Review of official controls
23. Capability review of the FSA
24. Impact of Scottish Government policies and reviews

Chapter 5 - The Food Standards Agency
25. Introduction
26. Governance of the FSA
27. Role of the FSA
28. FSA Scotland

Chapter 6 - Future options for the FSA in Scotland
29. Introduction
30. Key issues to judge feasibility of options
31. Options
32. Analysis of remaining options against the key issues
33. Fit with other Government policies
34. Conclusion
35. Recommendation

Chapter 7 - Official Meat Controls
36. Official Controls
37. History of official controls
38. Scottish livestock controls and health status
39. EU review of official controls on meat for human consumption
40. Wider roles and responsibilities regarding official controls
41. Current arrangements for delivery of controls
42. Costs

Chapter 8 - Future options of official controls delivery in Scotland
43. Introduction
44. Key issues to judge feasibility of options
45. Options
46. Disregarding some options for Official Controls in Scotland
47. Analysis of the remaining Options against the Issues
48. Conclusions

Annexes

49. Annex A - Expert Panel Members

50. Annex B - Terms of Reference

51. Annex C - List of organisations that submitted evidence

52. Annex D - Interviews

53. Annex E - FSA Scotland Organisation Chart

54. Annex F - Agency function

55. Annex G - FSA Issues Analysis

56. Annex H - Meat Inspection Service Organogram

57. Annex I - Glossary

58. Annex J - References

A report on the merits of creating a discrete body in Scotland to perform the functions carried out at present by the Food Standards Agency, including Meat Inspection functions.
March 2012