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

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, Health Professionals, Information for Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers
  • 02 March 2017

     

    Uncle Roy's is recalling Natural Bitter Almond Extract because it contains nuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

    Allergy Alerts, Food Allergy, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, Labelling, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Health Professionals, Information for Local Authorities
  • 20 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between October and December 2016.

    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

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