Food Standards Scotland jumps final hurdle

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Food Standards Scotland will start on April 1
Food Standards Scotland will start on April 1
The Food (Scotland) Bill to set up a stand-alone body in the country has passed into law.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) will start on April 1 after becoming a legal entity as the bill received Royal Assent.

It will take on all functions currently performed by the Scottish division of the UK-wide Food Standards Agency.

The agency’s areas of interest will include diet and nutritional health and regulating food safety.

The bill builds on an agreement in June 2012 to create a new food safety agency in the country​ .

Ross Finnie will be chair of the agency and Geoff Ogle was named as chief executive​.

FSS will have a budget of around £20m per year and employ 90 HQ staff in Aberdeen and 70 in the field.

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