A Healthier Scotland: Consultation on Creating a New Food Body

Scottish Ministers have agreed to create a new food safety body for Scotland. This consultation on the role of the new body is an opportunity for consumers and industry to tell the Scottish Government what they think about what the new food body should do, and how food safety and standards should be addressed in Scotland in the future.


1 Transfer of functions from one part of the public sector to another – in this instance the transfer of nutrition and labelling from FSA to the Department of Health and Defra in England

2 Scudamore Review

3 Contamination of beef products - report of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

4 Activities undertaken to monitor and make sure businesses comply with EU and domestic food law.

5 The FSA is advised on a regular basis by 8 independent scientific committees, and can source advice from several others when needed

6 Contamination of beef products - House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

7 Cattle, sheep and goats are susceptible to a group of brain diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). The best known of these diseases is BSE, also known as 'mad cow disease'.

8 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2002:031:0001:0024:EN:PDF

9 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:165:0001:0141:EN:PDF


Email: Morris Fraser

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