Meat & Livestock

Food Standards Scotland is required under EU food law to charge businesses for the delivery of all meat official controls work carried out by Meat Hygiene Inspectors and Official Veterinarians in slaughterhouses in Scotland. This work is essential to ensure that meat entering the food chain is safe for human consumption, and that animals are treated in accordance with strict animal welfare standards.

Friday, June 16, 2017
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Information and advice on how to reduce the risk of on-farm lead poisoning.

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May 2017
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“Food Standards Scotland takes animal welfare extremely seriously and actively monitors compliance in all approved slaughterhouses in Scotland. All animal welfare breaches that occur within approved slaughterhouses in Scotland are investigated as a priority and action is taken by qualified official veterinary personnel working on behalf of Food Standards Scotland, who are on site during slaughter.

Tuesday, April 18, 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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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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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.

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February 2017
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Animal Feed
Banned & restricted products
Composition of food
Contaminants
Food Fraud
Food Safety
Food Standards
Incidents
Meat & Livestock
Wine
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All business
Catering & Retail
Consumers
Farming & Primary Production
Health Professionals
Local Authorities
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February 2017
Topics: 
Approvals
Food Safety
Food Standards
Meat & Livestock
Regulation
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Farming & Primary Production
Health Professionals
Local Authorities
Manufacturers

 

This poultry inspection trial aimed to explore a modernised official control system which introduced a focused approach to official control verification activity, and root cause analysis of poultry processing, to address food borne pathogens.

Key outcomes are:

Publication date: 
February 2017
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Food Standards
Meat & Livestock
Monitoring
Regulation
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Farming & Primary Production

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