Regulation & Legislation

On this page you can find information on important aspects of food and feed law and our role as a Scottish regulator.

Regulatory Strategy

This section provides information on how we will fulfil our role as a Scottish regulator to support delivery of a key FSS strategic priority to enable responsible food businesses to flourish.

General Food Law

Whether you work in a food business or you are a consumer interested in food law, there are general requirements, which are listed on this page

European Food and Feed Law

Much of the detailed legislation on food safety and standards originates in the European Union, and this section details important aspects.

Rapidly Developing Policy

This section details proposed changes to EU food and feed law, international Codex standards, and associated domestic policy and legislation where rapid input from stakeholders in Scotland is required.

Better Regulation

FSS is committed to reducing regulatory burdens where possible in line with the Scottish Government’s approach to better regulation, which is detailed on this page.

Scottish Food and Feed Law Guide

A useful guide for food businesses, professionals and consumers on food and feed law in Scotland.

The Food (Scotland) Act 2015

This section includes details on The Food (Scotland) Act 2015 which establishes FSS’s purpose and responsibilities.

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