Impact of medicated grit on grouse moors in food chain

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Dear Food Standards Scotland,

Please treat this is a Freedom of Information request.

On December 19, 2019, the Grouse Moor Management Group published its final report.

It had a recommendation for Food Standards Scotland, that can be found here: https://webarchive.nrscotland.gov.uk/202...

It suggested: "Food Standards Scotland should undertake work to identify the levels of flubendazole residues in grouse in the food chain that are judged inimical to human health and establish appropriate monitoring."

Please could you confirm:

1. Has Food Standards Scotland taken action as a response of this recommendation. If so, please could you supply any outputs produced by Food Standards Scotland from this work. In particular, please supply materials produced since January 2019, that demonstrate the levels of flubendazole residue in grouse in the food chain that are judged to be inimical to human health.

2. Please could you provide details of any monitoring that has been undertaken since the report was published. In particular please provide materials that outline the scope of the monitoring (e.g how many tests, where and when tests took place, results, recommended actions etc).

3. If the recommended actions have not been implemented, please could you supply any recorded materials held by FSS that outline the response provided to other civil servants, politicians, or government ministers, or third party stakeholders that may have made relevant inquiries since the report was released.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Kind regards,

Alastair Tibbitt

Food Standards Scotland

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Good afternoon Alastair,

 

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards,

Alina (Maria) Zangelidou

Openness & Correspondence Officer

Food Standards Scotland

Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL

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