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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 16: General powers

16.Section 16 gives FSS a general power to do anything it deems necessary in order to carry out its functions. This provision gives FSS operational independence and wide-ranging autonomy to take action on things like training and direct stakeholder engagement for example. This freedom is subject to two exceptions: moving office premises without approval of the Scottish Ministers and charging for services at a profit. These restrictions will ensure FSS acts in accordance with wider Scottish Administration principles.

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