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 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
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.
- Half of all Scots know they treat themselves and their children too often with unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks
- Giving up two chocolate biscuits and one can of full sugary drink just one day a week over a year could add up to 16,000 fewer calories
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is encouraging people in Scotland to give up unnecessary treats every Tuesday as part of its drive to start breaking Scotland’s unhealthy snacking habits.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today (Wednesday 8 March) announced additional recommendations aimed at improving the Scottish diet, just over a year on from first setting out its ambition for change with a robust set of measures.
At the heart of these new recommendations lies the call for regulation of the food environment and an overarching strategy to make food eaten outside of the home more healthy. This includes calls for an increase in healthier options, calorie labelling on menus, reductions in portion sizes and regulation of the promotion of unhealthy foods and drinks.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) as the food body for Scotland, has a key role to provide advice in relation to diet and nutrition. FSS has a particular focus on how we can help people in Scotland have diets that support good health, thereby reducing the impact of diet-related ill health, including conditions related to overweight and obesity such as type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
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.
Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive for Food Standards Scotland said: