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.
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.
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.
Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive of Food Standards Scotland said: “Food Standards Scotland welcomes the vision of the 2030 Strategy for Scotland’s Food & Drink Industry and fully supports its focus on responsible growth. The safety and authenticity of our food is central to the integrity of the food industry and is critical in underpinning the world-class reputation of Scotland’s food and drink.
- 55% of Scots want to know more about where their food comes from
- 47% of Scottish consumers are worried the food they buy is not what it states on the packaging