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Scotland’s National Chef backs Food Standards Scotland’s funding for 10,000 Scottish pupils to gain food safety qualification

Food Standards Scotland is providing £50,000 to match the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland’s (REHIS) contribution to expand the delivery of the Elementary Food Hygiene Course. This will provide up to 10,000 secondary school pupils with the resources to complete the training in 2018.

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Food Standards Scotland set to welcome international delegates at first food conference

Two hundred delegates will attend ‘Fresh Thinking on Food’, Food Standards Scotland’s first food conference, this Wednesday (28 March 2018) at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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Food Standards Scotland Board meeting to be held on 27th March

The next Board meeting will take place on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Craiglockhart Room, North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 2HD.

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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.

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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.

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