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Review recommends independent food standards agency for Scotland

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A NEW stand-alone public body to fulfil the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) functions for Scotland would ‘offer the best outcome for Scotland's long-term interests’, according to a review panel set up to assess the feasibility of establishing such a body.

The panel was led by Jim Scudamore, a former UK chief veterinary officer, and was asked by the Scottish Government to consider the issue of a stand-alone Scottish Food Standards Agency, including a Scottish meat inspection delivery body. The Scottish Government asked Professor Scudamore to conduct the review following the UK Government's decision in 2010 to move responsibility for nutrition and …

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