Scotland to pass new regulations following horse meat scandal

Scotland will pass a new bill creating a food safety enforcement body focused on consumer protection. The Food Standards Scotland Bill includes the power to seize food that isn't compliant with regulations, and will expand meat traceability and testing.

"The horsemeat scandal severely dented consumer confidence here in Scotland and across Europe," says public health minister Michael Matheson. "People rightly wanted to see improvements made from the horsemeat scandal and these recommendations will allow progress to be made quickly."