The shape of a new Scottish food body is set to be sketched out following a consultation period opened last week on the responsibilities and functions of an authority separate from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Scotland’s government would limit regulatory burdens on food and drink manufacturers, working in close cooperation with the industry, according to Richard Lochhead, cabinet secretary for rural affairs and the environment.
The great carve up of the UK’s Food Standards Agency responsibilities has come into effect, with the agency retaining only the food safety remit and other aspects going to the Defra and the Department of Health.
Whiskey and beer producers across the UK may benefit from a £1.8m
research project aiming to identify, and improve, the genetic
make-up of barley, one of their most commonly used raw materials,
reports Chris Mercer.
UK government agrees 'in principle' to the commercial cultivation
of GM maize on UK soil, provoking an angry reaction from consumer
campaigners who claim the recent debate and science review on GM
foods has fallen on deaf...
The UK government has been forced to postpone plans to give the
green light for a GM crop after the devolved assembly of Wales and
the Scottish Parliament refused to cooperate. The Welsh executive
is vociferous in its support of organic...
Not for the first time, research reveals that Scotland must
urgently tackle the national diet as figures show Scots continuing
to die earlier and suffer higher levels of serious disease than
most of their European counterparts.
Scotland's food and drink industry must grasp every opportunity to
market itself as 'the best in the world', according to Alastair
Salvesen, president of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society
of Scotland, writes...
The opening of the new Consumers' Association(CA) Scottish office
in Edinburgh was the occasion for Sheila McKechnie, CA Director, to
launch a Consumers' Association campaign calling for the Food
Standards Agency Scotland...
People in Scotland view healthy eating as boring and tasteless,
these are the findings or new research carried out by the Food
Standards Agency (FSA) Scotland which investigated why so many
Scots fail to improve their diet.