Catering & Retail

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.

We provide advice to the catering and retail sector on providing safer food for customers, food hygiene legislation guidance and food allergy and intolerance.

Small and Medium Enterprise

There are a number of resources which can help small manufacturing businesses with food safety management and food hygiene regulation.

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 on food.gov.uk 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.

The two award schemes in Scotland are Food Hygiene Information Scheme and Eat Safe.

A food incident occurs when there are concerns about the safety or quality of food. If you have concerns, you can:

Report an incident

Guidance and Information

News

  • 26 May 2017

    Heads of Environmental Health Services wish to be aware of this update to the Food Alert for Action 04-2016 which was issued on 13/12/16 and concerned the recall of products produced by Eat & Go Co. Ltd., Unit 1 Midfield Road, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3NL.

    Food Alerts, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers
  • 18 May 2017

    Western Isles Council is the lead in the Hebridean Sea Salt investigation and Food Standards Scotland has a supporting role.

    News & Updates, Composition of food, Food Fraud, Food Standards, Labelling, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media
  • 05 May 2017

    The next Board meeting will be held at our Food Standards Scotland offices in Aberdeen: Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL on 17th May 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.15 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

    News & Updates, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers

Publications & Resources

  • May 2017

    The next Board meeting will be held at our Food Standards Scotland offices in Aberdeen: Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL on 08th March 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.00 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • May 2017

    Authorities in all European Union Member States have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin, according to Re

    Approved Premises, Approvals, Food Hygiene, Food Standards, Monitoring, Regulation, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Farming & Primary Production, Local Authorities, Manufacturers
  • May 2017

    The next Board meeting will be held at our Food Standards Scotland offices in Aberdeen: Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL on 17th May 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.15 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers