The hygiene requirements which apply to food production in Scotland are set out in European Union (EU) general food law and the EU food hygiene regulations, which have now been retained as UK law following Brexit. The key food hygiene regulations are as follows:
However, each of these Regulations contain exemptions which might apply to you if you are a small producer or if you only directly supply final consumers (for example from your farm-gate) and local businesses such as restaurants, farmshops and butchers.
This guidance is intended to act as an aid and is by no means exhaustive. You should therefore seek the advice of your local environmental health officer in the first instance and for more detailed advice. You can find the contact details for your Local Authority’s environmental health department here: Contact - Local Authorities | Food Standards Scotland.