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Scotland Act 1998

Exceptions

What is excepted from all of these reservations is the subject-matter of section 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990.  This is an enabling Act to regulate the safety of food in Great Britain, covering a broad range of commercial activities relating to food.  Section 16 provides for regulations to be made which include powers to secure the fitness of food, hygiene conditions and practices in food premises and provision for imposing requirements or prohibitions on the composition, labelling and advertising of food.

There are also specific exceptions mentioned above in relation to:

(a)

the regulation of trade descriptions in relation to food; and

(b)

regulation specific to the advertising of food, tobacco and tobacco products.

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