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The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Part 2Designation of competent authorities and the exchange of information amongst them

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3.  Designations in this Part are made for the purposes of Article 4.1.

Designation of the Scottish Ministers as competent authority

4.  The Scottish Ministers are designated a competent authority in relation to relevant legislation.

Designation of local authorities, etc, as competent authorities

5.—(1) The local authority is designated a competent authority in relation to functions of enforcement and execution (other than prosecution) which it exercises under relevant legislation.

(2) The food authority is designated a competent authority in relation to functions of enforcement and execution (other than prosecution) which it exercises under relevant legislation.

(3) In this regulation, “the local authority” and “the food authority” include a local authority or food authority which exercises its functions referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) as the case may be as an “enforcement authority” under and within the meaning of relevant legislation.

Exchange of information

6.  Competent authorities designated under these Regulations may disclose information to each other and to other competent authorities in the United Kingdom and other member States for the purposes of Regulation 882/2004.

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