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Open Consultations

  • The Food and Feed (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

    This consultation is to seek stakeholders’ views, comments and feedback in relation to FSS’ proposals to correct deficiencies in domestic legislation relating to animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents. This is to ensure legislation operates effectively following... More

    Closes 10 October 2022

  • MenuCal User Feedback Survey

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are looking to gain some user feedback about the MenuCal tool. Please take a few moments to fill out this short questionnaire. More

    Closes 26 October 2022

  • Food Crime Strategic Assessment 2023

    The Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) in partnership with the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) are currently developing the next iteration of the UK Food Crime Strategic Assessment. As part of this work we are seeking views from Environmental Health on the... More

    Closes 28 October 2022

  • Food Law - Local Authority end of year return 2021/22

    Food Law - Local Authority end of year return 2021/22 More

    Closes 15 December 2022

  • Local Authority Audit - Feedback Survey

    Your Local Authority was recently audited by Food Standards Scotland’s Audit Assurance Team. We would like you to tell us about your experience with the Audit to help us ensure that the Audits are carried out in the future in the most effective way possible. We would very much... More

    Closes 19 June 2026

Closed Consultations

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