Health

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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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.

Monday, April 10, 2017
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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. 

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April 2017
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Contaminants
Food Safety
Food Standards
Health
Regulation
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Catering & Retail
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Manufacturers

Co-op is recalling Co-op Irresistible Scottish Breaded Ham because it contains wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

 

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Friday, March 31, 2017
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Co-op is recalling Co-op Irresistible Scottish Breaded Ham because it contains wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

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Product: Co-op Irresistible Scottish Breaded Ham

Friday, March 31, 2017
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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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Publications
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Consumers
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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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.

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