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

  • 19 April 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between January to March 2017.

    News & Updates, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • 18 April 2017

    “Food Standards Scotland takes animal welfare extremely seriously and actively monitors compliance in all approved slaughterhouses in Scotland.

    News & Updates, Food Standards, Meat & Livestock, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Local Authorities, Media
  • 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). 

    Food Alerts, Corporate, Dairy, Food Allergy, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media

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