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New food compliance notices consultation launched

Scotland

Oct 27, 2021

FSS have launched an 8-week consultation on the introduction of new food ‘compliance notices’ (CNs), which are intended to help enforcement officers deal quicker and more fairly with suspected contraventions of rules on food standards, such as incorrect or fraudulent product labelling.

Local authority food enforcement officers currently have limited powers, in the event of any suspected food standards regulation breach - intentional or not – by a business, other than to submit a report to the Procurator Fiscal (PF), or serve a Seizure and Detention notice to remove potentially harmful or non-compliant products from the market.

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