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 provides guidance and information for food manufacturers.

We have developed a free online tool to help smoked fish producers manage the risk of Listeria contamination.

Small and Medium Enterprise

There are a number of resources which can help small manufacturing businesses with food safety management and food hygiene regulation.

MyHACCP [external site] can guide you through the process of developing a food safety management system based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. The free web tool will help you develop a food safety management system that demonstrates how your business identifies and controls hazards that may occur during your manufacturing processes.

A food incident occurs when there are concerns about the safety or quality of food. If you have concerns, you can:

Report an incident

Guidance and Information


  • 23 June 2017

    Ref: FSS-PRIN-17-2017 

    Date: 23/06/2017


    Deli Food (Scot) Ltd is recalling 6 sandwich types as the products have been incorrectly labelled with a ‘Use by Date’ of 23/07/17. The ‘Use by Date’ should be 23/06/17.

    Food Alerts, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, Labelling, Consumers, Local Authorities, Information for Manufacturers, Media
  • 18 May 2017

    Western Isles Council is the lead in the Hebridean Sea Salt investigation and Food Standards Scotland has a supporting role.

    News & Updates, Composition of food, Food Fraud, Food Standards, Labelling, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Local Authorities, Information for Manufacturers, Media
  • 05 May 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 17th May 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.15 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

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

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