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Government Chemist Legislation - Annual statement of statutory scope (January 2012)

We currently have specific statutory functions under seven Acts of the UK Parliament.  This statement is an updated record of the legislation in force that names the Government Chemist, or relates to the way in which the statutory functions need to be exercised. 

There were fewer changes in 2011. These related to the updating of official feed and food control control regulations, new food contact regulations, amendments to Medicinal Products (herbal remedies) legislation amd amendments to hydrocarbon oils regulations and duties. There is no sign that the overall balance of our statutory remit will change over the coming year - the focus is likely to stay on food, feed and fuels.