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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

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5Statement on performance of functions

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(1)Food Standards Scotland must prepare for approval by the Scottish Ministers a statement setting out how it intends to perform its functions.

(2)The statement must include information on how Food Standards Scotland intends—

(a)to meet its objectives, and

(b)to operate in accordance with section 4.

(3)The statement must be submitted to the Scottish Ministers by such time as they may direct.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may approve the statement with such modifications as they consider appropriate.

(5)Before approving the statement with modifications the Scottish Ministers must consult Food Standards Scotland.

(6)As soon as practicable after the statement is approved under subsection (4), Food Standards Scotland must—

(a)lay a copy of it before the Scottish Parliament, and

(b)publish it (in such manner as Food Standards Scotland considers appropriate).

(7)Food Standards Scotland—

(a)must review the statement from time to time, and

(b)may in consequence prepare and submit to the Scottish Ministers a revised statement.

(8)Subsections (2) and (4) to (7) apply to a revised statement as they apply to the original statement.

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