The Consultation on Mobile Traders Food Hygiene National Standards invited views on draft national standards to provide consistency and transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of regulations and inspections of mobile food business in respect of certificates of compliance for a street trader's licence application.
Following analysis of the consultation responses it is clear that while there is broad agreement in some areas, such as whether national standards should be established for both structural and operational aspects of mobile food units, there are mixed views on other aspects of the proposed national standards such as whether the standards provided clear and practical guidance. Respondents also provided a range of comments around notification and implementation such as lead in periods for existing operating vans.
It should also be borne in mind that a large proportion of responses to this consultation were from local authorities.
We will use these responses, and continue to engage with stakeholders, to bring forward proposals for national standards which will meet the needs of both businesses and local authorities in Scotland.
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