Our role as the public food body for Scotland is to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed choice when it comes to the food you and your family are eating.
For safe food…
It’s vital that you know the food you’re eating is safe. We’re here to look at the entire food chain, from farm to fork, and ensure that high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at every step. Visit our advice pages for help keeping your food safe.
Whether you’re eating out or in, we’re here to give you information and advice to decide where and what to eat. If you’re eating out or getting a takeaway, look at the food hygiene information scheme and eatsafe awards for restaurants and shops – check out over 45,000 food businesses across Scotland.
We’re also here to give you information on what you should look out for if you or someone you know has a food allergy or intolerance.
…and healthy eating
We are all aware that a healthy diet is important, but we’re here to help with clear advice on what we should and shouldn’t eat, and what a healthy diet looks like.
Knowing the advice and putting it into practice can be two very different things. Eatwell everyday makes it easier for you put together a week-long healthy eating plan. It’s based on scientific evidence and advice and shows you the proportions of the major food groups to base a healthy diet around.
A food incident occurs when there are concerns about the safety or quality of the food you eat. If you have concerns, you can:
Guidance and Information
- Additives & E numbers
- Animal Feed
- Composition of food
- Fish & Shellfish
- Food Allergy
- Food Contact Materials
- Food Fraud
- Food Hygiene
- Food Poisoning
- Food Safety
- Food Standards
- Healthy Eating
- Meat & Livestock
- Science & Evidence
15 April 2015
Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend the first FSS Board meeting, to be held at FSS offices in Aberdeen at 9 a.m. on 22 April 2015.
01 April 2015
Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the public sector food body for Scotland, launches today, 1 April 2015 and takes over the responsibilities previously carried out in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency with an increased role in regards to healthy eating.
29 March 2015
On 20 March the Food Standards Agency published the findings of a study which looked at reactions to the sweetener aspartame in people who have reported symptoms in the past compared to people with no reported symptoms.
Publications & Resources
The proposed Honey (Scotland) Regulations 2015 will revoke and replace the Honey (Scotland) Regulations 2003.