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.
I spend half my time working as Chief Scientific Advisor for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the rest of my time working for the University of Aberdeen. How and why is what I do at the University useful in my FSS work?
By way of an example, my recent published work on helping to understand Listeriosis across Europe links directly to my food safety role at FSS.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between January to March 2017.
Over this three month period, 36 food notices were issued including 22 related to allergies. This publication explains the details of the incident, the level of risk to consumers and what action we, industry and/or local authorities took.
As Food Standards Scotland (FSS) research* reveals that eight out of ten people in Scotland are highly concerned with food poisoning, but less concerned with food hygiene in the home, the food body is taking food safety and nutrition advice to the Edinburgh International Science Festival, in a bid to bridge this gap.
Less than half (45%) of people in Scotland consider food hygiene when they’re cooking at home and on average, we are undertaking just over half of the recommended** food safety practices.
The EU Commission has provided a new draft of the proposed acrylamide regulation to EU Member States for discussion at the Standing Committee (SCoPAFF) on 27 March 2017. This is revision 9 of the text.
The draft proposal promotes obligations for acrylamide mitigation via food safety management systems/HACCP under Commission Regulation (EC) 852/2004. The most significant change is that the core elements from the food industry codes of practice are now incorporated directly in the annex of the proposal rather than in separate documentation.
Heads of Environmental Health Services will wish to be aware of this update to Food Alert for Action (FAFA) 02-2016 update 3 issued on 9 November 2016 concerning the recall of all products produced by Errington Cheese Ltd (ECL).