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

  • 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. 

    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
  • 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
    Press Release, Food Fraud, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Consumers, Information for Health Professionals, Media
  • 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.

    News & Updates, Food Hygiene, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Health, Monitoring, Regulation, Science & Evidence, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Health Professionals, Media

Publications & Resources

  • March 2017

    The latest Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) Board meeting was held yesterday where the Board discussed a range of items across FSS’s remit.

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • March 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 08th March 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.00 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • March 2017

    Toolkits, Food Standards, Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, All business, Catering & Retail, Information for Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers