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.
Our role as the public sector 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
- 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
23 March 2017
Food Standards Scotland is aware that Errington Cheese Ltd has restarted production of cheese. Errington Cheese Ltd was required by South Lanarkshire Council to revise its food safety management system following the E.coli incident of 2016 because of the serious deficiencies that were identified.
23 March 2017
- 55% of Scots want to know more about where their food comes from
- 47% of Scottish consumers are worried the food they buy is not what it states on the packaging
14 March 2017
Campylobacter is the biggest cause of food poisoning in Scotland, and research has indicated that 55-75% of cases are associated with chicken.
Publications & Resources
The latest Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) Board meeting was held yesterday where the Board discussed a range of items across FSS’s remit.