Local Authority Enforcement

Food Standards Scotland works closely with local authority enforcement officers to make sure food law is applied throughout the food chain.

This site provides information on food safety legislation, and provides enforcement officers with all the tools they need to ensure that food safety and legal requirements are maintained and monitored in their area.

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.

Report an incident or download the Food Incident Report Form

The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee was set-up to co-ordinate food law enforcement, sampling and surveillance activities of Scottish local authorities and comprises representatives of central and local government, consumers and industry.

For information on Local Authority Audit by Food Standards Scotland, see our Audit pages.

For Approved Premises, see our Approvals pages

The responsibilities of all the enforcement authorities in the UK are set out in the Single Integrated National Control Plan for the UK

Guidance and Information


  • 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, Health Professionals, Information for Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Scientists & Researchers
  • 18 April 2017

    “Food Standards Scotland takes animal welfare extremely seriously and actively monitors compliance in all approved slaughterhouses in Scotland.

    News & Updates, Food Standards, Meat & Livestock, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Information for Local Authorities, Media
  • 10 April 2017

    As Food Standards Scotland (FSS) research* reveals that eight out of ten people in Scotland are highly concerned with food poisoning, but less concerned with food hygiene in the home, the food body is taking food safety and nutrition advice to the Edinburgh International Science Festival, in a bid to bridge this gap.

    Press Release, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Science & Evidence, Consumers, Information for Local Authorities, Media, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers

Publications & Resources