Health Professionals

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.

Knowing what is in your food and eating a safe, healthy diet are important to you and important to the people you work with. Here, you can access our advice on what a this looks like in practice.

Food safety advice
Healthy eating advice

These pages also have information on food labels - help for individuals with food allergy or intolerance. You can also read more information on what else food labels tell you about what is in your food.

Food allergy information
Food labelling information

You can try out eatwell everyday, our resource to help you put together a week-long healthier eating plan.

If you are eating out, look at the Food Hygiene Information Scheme and Eat Safe- awards for restaurants and shops that have achieved good standards of food hygiene, so you know that your food is safe.

Guidance and Information

News

  • 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, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • 03 April 2017

    Heads of Environmental Health Services will wish to be aware of this update to Food Alert for Action (FAFA) 02-2016 update 3 issued on 9 November 2016 concerning the recall of all products produced by Errington Cheese Ltd (ECL). 

    Food Alerts, Corporate, Dairy, Food Allergy, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media
  • 29 March 2017

    Food Standards Scotland, as a member of the Incident Management Team involved in producing the report issued by Health Protection Scotland today (29 March), fully supports the report’s findings.

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

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