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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Part 4: Interpretation

61.Part 4 sets out interpretation provisions, definitions and meanings of key terms used in the Act.

Section 53: Meanings of “food” and “animal feeding stuffs”

62.This section defines the meanings of “food” and “animal feeding stuffs” in a way which aligns the meanings in this Act with the meanings used in European legislation and in the Scotland Act 1998.

Section 55: Meaning of “other interests of consumers in relation to food”

63.Section 55 makes it clear that the term “other interests of consumers in relation to food” which is found in section 2 regarding FSS’ functions, includes the labelling and advertisement of food.

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