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:
- General Hygiene Legislation
- Wild game
- Cleaner animals
- Fresh produce, manures and pesticides
- Veterinary medicines
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:
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.
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.
20 February 2017
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between October and December 2016.
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.