Farming & Primary Production

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.

Food Standards Scotland works with the farming industry and primary producers to ensure food is safe and authentic from the beginning of the food chain.

This includes working to improve hygiene on farms, monitoring shellfish biotoxins and ensuring that human health is not put at risk through what is fed to animals, as well as providing guidance on best practice and legal requirements. We work closely with primary producers to ensure we get this vital first link in the chain right.

On our pages, Farmers and Primary Producers can find information on hygiene legislation and specific areas including:

For information on Shellfish, see our Shellfish pages

For the Approved Meat Sector, see our Meat Approvals pages

Information on Animal feed is in our Animal Feed section.

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

  • 12 May 2017

    Scotland’s food body is giving advice to farmers to help prevent lead poisoning in their livestock.

    News & Updates, Animal Feed, Pesticides, Regulation, Information for Farming & Primary Production
  • 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, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Information for Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • 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, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Information for Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers

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