Code of Practice for Scotland
The Food Law Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance for Scotland is available.
The Code of Practice sets out instructions and criteria to which the local and port health authorities (food authorities) should have regard to when engaged in the enforcement of food law. Food authorities must follow and implement the provisions of the code that apply to them.
It was necessary to revise and update the Food Safety Act 1990 Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance relating to Scotland issued in October 2004 to take account of EU Food Hygiene and Official Feed and Food Controls Regulations and the national implementing regulations relating to Scotland, all of which were applicable from 1 January 2006.
The Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance, as well as relevant legislation and documents, can be found at the links below.
If you have any queries about the Code and/or Practice Guidance please contact:
Mr Andrew Morrison
Food Standards Agency Scotland
Local Authority Food Law Enforcement
6th Floor, St Magnus House
25 Guild Street
Aberdeen AB11 6HJ
tel: 01224 285196
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The Food Law Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance refer to a number of documents and pieces of legislation. The Food Standards Agency has provided access to the documents and links to the relevant legislation.