Food Standards Scotland is involved all along the food chain to ensure that what ends up on your plate is safe and is what it says it is. We are here to help you make informed choices when it comes to what and where to eat.
Whatever your business type, our website has advice on producing safe food. FSS works with the whole food industry – from farming and primary production, manufacture, to retail and catering. We address food safety issues at every stage, providing guidance on best practice and legal requirements.
We have developed a free online tool to help smoked fish producers manage the risk of Listeria contamination.
For information on Shellfish, see our Shellfish pages
For the Approved Meat Sector, see our Meat Approvals pages
Information on Animal feed is in our Animal Feed section.
Small and Medium Enterprise
CookSafe helps catering businesses understand and implement systems based on Hazard and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Using the CookSafe manual, you can develop HACCP-based procedures that fit your needs.
RetailSafe has been designed for retailers handling unwrapped high-risk foods. It has been designed to assist with compliance with the food hygiene regulations and is built on the CookSafe approach and structure.
MyHACCP can guide you through the process of developing a food safety management system based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. The free web tool will help you develop a food safety management system that demonstrates how your business identifies and controls hazards that may occur during your manufacturing processes.
Consumers in Scotland can see how well food businesses in their area have fared in food hygiene inspections.
A food incident occurs when there are concerns about the safety or quality of food. If you have concerns, you can:
Guidance and Information
- Additives & E numbers
- Animal Feed
- Banned & restricted products
- Composition of food
- Food Allergy
- Food Contact Materials
- Food Fraud
- Food Hygiene
- Food Poisoning
- Food Safety
- Food Standards
- Healthy Eating
- Meat & Livestock
- Novel foods
- Science & Evidence
- Vitamins & Minerals
19 April 2017
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between January to March 2017.
18 April 2017
“Food Standards Scotland takes animal welfare extremely seriously and actively monitors compliance in all approved slaughterhouses in Scotland.
03 April 2017
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).
Publications & Resources
This document is a guide to food and feed legislation in Scotland. It is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, legal advice.
It is guidance only - it should not be relied upon or used for any other purpose.