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.

FSS’s communications and marketing team is here to engage and communicate so that the Scottish public has the information needed to make informed choices when it comes to food.

For media enquiries, please contact

Our press enquiries number changes with our on-call rota:

07393 006708

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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, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Information for 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, Local Authorities, Information for 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, Local Authorities, Information for Media, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Scientists & Researchers

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