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.

New and Emerging Policy and Regulation

FSS works with the Scottish Government and other UK departments to ensure Scottish interests are represented in EU and international Codex discussions on food and feed law and standards. New legislation and technical amendments can progress quickly, and it is important that stakeholders in Scotland are kept informed on the latest changes and have an opportunity to input their views.

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

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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