FSA Consultation, 1 March 2013
A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See: Consultation pack: New Proposed Enabling Primary Food and Feed Legislation Provisions
This consultation will provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed new enabling primary legislation provisions which might be included in the Scottish Government’s New Food Body Bill (NFBB). Responses are requested by: 22 May 2013
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
What is the subject of this consultation?
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed new enabling primary legislation provisions which might be included in the Scottish Government’s New Food Body Bill (NFBB). This consultation, which focuses on potential new powers which have already been identified, is being issued in parallel with the wider NFBB consultation on the scope and functions of the new food body that is being issued by Scottish Government. The NFBB consultation asks a more general question about any additional new statutory powers which the new food body might need in the future.
It is our intention to take the opportunity to ensure that Scottish Ministers, local authorities and the proposed New Food Body in Scotland (NFB) have adequate powers to support the development of a robust, effective and proportionate regulatory enforcement strategy. This strategy will be designed to drive up levels of compliance with food and feed law, thereby improving consumer protection. At the same time it will provide targeted, flexible, effective, proportionate measures to reduce unnecessary burdens on business and adhere to the principles of better regulation.
We would welcome your comments on the three new proposals which have already been identified for possible inclusion on the NFBB. This consultation is being issued parallel with the Scottish Government’s consultation on the wider scope and function of the NFB. This consultation also asks for information about any additional powers which might be required.