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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 19: Duty to acquire, compile and keep under review relevant information

19.In order for FSS to carry out its functions – developing policy and giving advice – and come to sound decisions, it has a duty to keep up-to-date with, and review, developments in food matters and animal feeding stuffs matters. It can also carry out or commission research on food matters and on animal feeding stuffs. The meaning of a “food matter “and an “animal feeding stuff matter” is set out in Part 4 of the Act.

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