Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene (FFSH) framework
The primary focus of the FFSH Framework is to set out how the four UK countries will work together to develop UK FFSH policy in areas previously harmonised at EU level.
The FFSH Framework will apply to retained EU food and feed safety and hygiene legislation.
It has been agreed that the following areas should be in-scope of the FFSH Framework:
- General Food and Feed Law and Hygiene;
- Food and Feed Safety Standards;
- Official Controls for Food and Feed; and
- Public Health Controls on Imported Food and Feed.
The framework was discussed in session 5 by the Health and Sport Committee.
The framework is still considered provisional. It has been approved by the UK Government and devolved administration JMC(EN) and Portfolio Ministers. It is undergoing final parliamentary scrutiny and development prior to final Ministerial clearance.
|15 July 2022||The House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee published its final report on the Common Frameworks programme.|
|29 June 2022||SPICe published a briefing on the framework.|
|1 October 2021||Senedd Research published a briefing on the framework.|
|22 March 2021||The Convener received a copy of a letter issued to the Minister for Health and Social Services from David Rees MS, Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, Senedd Cymru|
|5 March 2021||The Convener received a response from the Minister for Public Health and Sport.|
|16 February 2021||Following the evidence session with the Minister on 26 January, Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee issued a follow-up letter to Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Public Health and Sport.|
|26 January 2021||The Committee held an evidence session with the Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland.|
|19 January 2021||
The Committee held an evidence session with key stakeholders.
Ahead of this session they received a written submission from Professor Paul Haggarty of The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen on behalf of SEFARI (Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes).
|18 January 2021|
|12 January 2021||The Committee’s written call for views closed.|
|9 December 2020|
|30 November 2020||
There was also a copy of the Framework Outline Agreement and Concordat.