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

  • 20 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between October and December 2016.

    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
  • 11 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland understands that Errington Cheese Ltd has commenced sale of certain batches of Corra Linn cheese.

    Press Release, Dairy, Food Hygiene, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • 10 February 2017

    Ref: FSS-AA-10-2017  

    Jordan Valley Whole Foods is recalling products because they contain undeclared soya which is not mentioned on the labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

    Allergy Alerts, Food Allergy, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, Labelling, Monitoring, All business, Information for Catering & Retail, Consumers, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education

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