Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 97



The Meat Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008


6th March 2008

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

7th March 2008

Coming into force

6th April 2008

The Scottish Ministers make the following regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1)(e) and 48(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

They have had regard to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency in accordance with section 48(4A) of that Act(2).

There has been consultation as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(3).


1990 c. 16; sections 16(1) and 48(1) were amended by the Food Standards Act 1999 (c. 28) (“the 1999 Act”), Schedule 5, paragraph 8; section 48(4) is disapplied in respect of these regulations by virtue of section 48(4C), inserted by S.I. 2004/2990; amendments made by Schedule 5 to the 1999 Act shall be taken as pre-commencement enactments for the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) by virtue of section 40(2) of the 1999 Act. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998. Insofar as not so transferred and insofar as relating to food (including drink) including the primary production of food, those functions were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/849).


Section 48(4A) was inserted by paragraph 21 of Schedule 5 to the 1999 Act.


O.J. No. L 31, 1.2.02, p.1, as amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1642/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (O.J. No. L 245, 29.9.03, p.4) and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 575/2006 (O.J. No. L 100, 7.4.06, p.3).