Pregnancy & Children
When you’re pregnant, knowing a bit more about your body’s nutritional needs – including which foods to avoid and not to avoid – can help you and your baby. And just like you, your child's body needs the right foods to give them energy and help their body work properly.
You can visit our our lifestages page for more information on what to eat during pregnancy and with your children.
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.
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.
…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
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.
29 March 2017
Food Standards Scotland, as a member of the Incident Management Team involved in producing the report issued by Health Protection Scotland today (29 March), fully supports the report’s findings.
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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