Older People

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.

As you get older, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking enough fluids and eating a varied diet are the keys to staying healthy and active.

You can visit our our lifestages page for more information.

For safe food…

It’s vital that you know the food you’re eating is safe. We’re here to look at the entire food chain, from farm to fork, and ensure that high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at every step. Visit our advice pages for help keeping your food safe.

Whether you’re eating out or in, we’re here to give you information and advice to decide where and what to eat. If you’re eating out or getting a takeaway, look at the food hygiene information scheme and eatsafe awards for restaurants and shops – check out over 45,000 food businesses across Scotland.

We’re also here to give you information on what you should look out for if you or someone you know has a food allergy or intolerance.

You need to be sure the food you’re eating is authentic, and by that we mean that you know the food you’re eating is what it says it is. See our pages on food labels and food fraud.

…and healthy eating

We are all aware that a healthy diet is important, but we’re here to help with clear advice on what we should and shouldn’t eat, and what a healthy diet looks like.

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. 

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  • 11 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland understands that Errington Cheese Ltd has commenced sale of certain batches of Corra Linn cheese.

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  • 10 February 2017

    Jordan Valley Wholefoods has today (10 February) recalled some of its products due to the undeclared presence of soya.

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