News & Alerts
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Food Standards Scotland Responds to UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey
The new results from this survey provide confirmation that folate levels are dropping across the population. Over 90% of women of childbearing age in the UK now have a red blood cell folate concentration below the threshold, indicating a higher risk of their babies being born with neural tube defects. Food Standards Scotland maintains its call for mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid on a UK-wide basis to help address this concerning drop in folate levels.
Campylobacter levels continue to reduce in UK retail chickens
The top 9 retailers across the UK have now published the results of their testing for campylobacter showing a reduction in the highest level of contamination.
Industry-wide review launched into meat processing plants across the UK
The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland are today publishing details of a major review into the sites where meat products are processed and stored in the UK.
Food Standards Scotland meets the Scottish meat Industry to discuss food safety issues
Following the meeting between Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and members of the UK meat industry last week, FSS met with further Scottish meat industry representatives at its offices in Aberdeen.
Food Standards Scotland update shows little improvement in the Scottish diet
Food Standards Scotland launched two new reports today highlighting the huge challenge for people in Scotland to have a healthier diet and reduce their risk of diet related diseases.