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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-22572: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide guidance to environmental health officers on what is permitted in zero waste shops to promote procedural consistency and minimise the use of plastics and other packaging materials.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 April 2019

Food Standard Scotland (FSS) provides Local Authorities’ Officers with relevant guidance and training and attends liaison group meetings in order to support the application of food law requirements. FSS also produces the Food Law Code of Practice, which has been updated and published in January 2019, and works closely with Local Authorities to ensure effective and consistent enforcement of food laws across all food businesses in Scotland. In addition, the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) assists Food Standards Scotland to achieve a clear oversight and consistent enforcement of food law in Scotland.