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Open Consultations

  • Consultation on the Introduction of Compliance Notices

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the proposals for the Introduction of Compliance Notices and the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA). We are consulting on the introduction of Compliance Notices via amendments to domestic legislation relating... More

    Closes 16 December 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Food Composition Standards Review

    This consultation concerns proposed amendments to food compositional standards because of the UK’s exit from the EU. The proposed amendments to Scottish domestic legislation enables compliance with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules which provide that imports from some WTO member states... More

    Closed 12 October 2021

  • Consultation on the Draft Revised FSS Wild Game Guide

    Introduction The Wild Game Guide (WGG) aims to clearly explain the food hygiene legal requirements that apply to various circumstances in which wild game is hunted and supplied for human consumption, both in fur/feather or as wild game meat. In particular it explains the... More

    Closed 24 December 2020

  • Food Standards Scotland Strategy 2021 - 2026

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would like your views on our new strategy for 2021-26: Protecting Scotland in a Changing Food Landscape FSS is Scotland was established in 2015 as Scotland’s public sector food body. We have a unique role in Government, working independently of Ministers... More

    Closed 21 December 2020

  • Implementation of Improved Allergen Labelling on Prepacked for Direct Sale (PPDS) Foods

    This consultation concerns proposed amendments to the Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 to require food sold prepacked for direct sale to be labelled with the name of the food and ingredients information. This is intended to improve information to consumers about the allergens and... More

    Closed 4 December 2020

  • Implementation of regulations on the uses of animal feed intended for particular nutritional purposes in Scotland

    This consultation concerns a proposed amendment to The Animal Feed (Scotland) Regulations 2010 in order to implement Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/354 of 4 March 2020 on establishing a list of intended uses of animal feed intended for particular nutritional purposes and repealing... More

    Closed 2 November 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked if a model transferring competency with an ability to delegate would achieve the expected benefits, of addressing identified weaknesses and establishing a sustainable process for future feed law delivery, outlined in the consultation document.

You said

A model transferring competency with an ability to delegate would be beneficial.

Any future model would need to be adequately and sustainably resourced; support the maintenance of skills and knowledge of officers delivering official controls; provide consistency to the feed sector and maintain the benefits of local knowledge.

We did

FSS continues to work with stakeholders through an Implementation Group and other mechanisms to develop the infrastructure to deliver the new model.

We asked

FSS asked respondents for their views on the newly developed guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry.

You said

Respondents were broadly supportive of the guidance and supporting tools.  Comments received from respondents on the type of information that they wish to see included in the quick reference guide which would support the overarching guidance document.

We did

Consultation responses were used to refine our final guidance document which was published on 12th March 2019.  Quick reference guide currently being produced taking into account the comments received as part of the consultation responses.

https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/publications/guidance-on-food-recalls

We asked

For views on the new legislation which will provide for centralised delivery of feed official controls 

You said

Please see consultation responses

We did

We considered all views and shall amend the legislation to allow full transfer of competence