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A new food standards body for Scotland - Which? briefing

The creation of Food Standards Scotland is an opportunity to build on the strengths of the former Food Standards Agency Scotland and deal with the specific challenges that will face Scottish consumers in the coming years

Food Standards Scotland was established by the Food (Scotland) act 2015.Its primary concern is consumer protection – making sure that food is safe to eat, ensuring consumers know what they are eating and improving nutrition. It aims to ensure that information and advice on food safety and standards, nutrition and labelling is independent, consistent, evidence-based and consumer-focused.

Prior to the introduction of the Food (Scotland) Bill in March 2014, Which?made a number of recommendations regarding the scope of Food Standards Scotland and the way in which the new authority should operate.

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