Food Safety

Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the public sector food body for Scotland, launches today, 1 April 2015 and takes over the responsibilities previously carried out in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency with an increased role in regards to healthy eating.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Food Standards Scotland, as a member of the Incident Management Team involved in producing the report issued by Health Protection Scotland today (29 March), fully supports the report’s findings.

The report concludes that Dunsyre Blue cheese was the source of the E. coli O157 outbreak in the summer of 2016 which led to 17 people being hospitalised and sadly, one fatality.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and should make up around a third of the food we eat. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) recommend eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.  Unfortunately, there are occasions when fruit and vegetables can become contaminated with bacteria that can cause foodborne illness, and certain types of fresh produce have previously been implicated in outbreaks of food poisoning.  One route by which consumers can become ill is via internalised bacteria; this is when bacteria, such as E.

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March 2017
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Food Poisoning
Food Safety
Health
Healthy Eating
Nutrition
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Farming & Primary Production

Food Standards Scotland is aware that Errington Cheese Ltd has restarted production of cheese. Errington Cheese Ltd was required by South Lanarkshire Council to revise its food safety management system following the E.coli incident of 2016 because of the serious deficiencies that were identified. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Campylobacter is the biggest cause of food poisoning in Scotland, and research has indicated that 55-75% of cases are associated with chicken. Reducing the levels of campylobacter infection is a priority for Food Standards Scotland and we have been working closely with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to promote action by producers and retailers to reduce the levels of contamination in UK produced poultry.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Uncle Roy's is recalling Natural Bitter Almond Extract because it contains nuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Uncle Roy's is recalling Natural Bitter Almond Extract because it contains nuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

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Product: Uncle Roy’s Natural Bitter Almond Extract

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Hello everyone,

In my last blog post I revealed that my main research interest for the past 15 years has been trying to understand how humans become ill from infectious diseases, predominantly the ones that cause food poisoning such as the gastrointestinal pathogens including E. coli O157, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, salmonella, and listeria.

Publication date: 
February 2017
Topics: 
Food Poisoning
Food Safety
Food Standards
Incidents
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Publications
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Document
User Types: 
All business
Catering & Retail
Consumers
Farming & Primary Production
Health Professionals
Local Authorities
Manufacturers
Media
Older people
Pregnancy & Children
Scientists & Researchers

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