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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 18: Serious failure

18.This section provides the Scottish Ministers authority to step-in where there has been a serious failure by FSS to meet its functions. Subsection (2) allows the Scottish Ministers to give FSS directions in order to remedy the failure. If FSS fails to comply with a direction, the Scottish Ministers can end the membership of all of FSS’ members and carry out their functions until replacements are appointed.

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