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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 23: Setting performance standards

23.FSS may set standards of performance for enforcement authorities (as defined in section 58), which would include FSS itself and local authorities’ trading standards and environmental health departments, to enforce “food legislation” (as defined in section 57). Who the enforcement authorities are for particular pieces of food legislation is designated in food legislation (mostly in regulations made by the Scottish Ministers). This provision gives FSS the role of setting the performance standards for the enforcement authorities in respect of all food legislation in Scotland.

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