Safety and regulation

Our food safety and regulation pages cover all of our advice and guidance for business, industry and local authority enforcement officers.

EU Exit guidance

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Fresh Produce Tool

This tool helps fresh produce growers assess their practices with industry specific assessments, glossaries and resources.

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Safe Smoked Fish Tool

Helps manufacturers assess their individual practices with tips and guidance to support safe production, including the use of cold and hot smoking and shelf life.

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Food and feed law

Food Law Codes of Practice for local authorities.

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Local authority approvals

Authorities in the UK have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin.

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FSS approved establishments

Authorities in all European Union Member States have to approve establishments that handle, prepare or produce products of animal origin.

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Audit and monitoring

We audit Local Authority food and feed enforcement activities and publish reports of our findings.

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EU Exit — health and identification marks

Guidance for food businesses in Scotland producing products of animal origin (POAO). 

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Imports and exports

You need to comply with regulations when importing or exporting food.

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Labelling and composition standards

Food Standards Scotland has policy responsibility for food information, food labelling, food standards and nutrition labelling in Scotland.

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Foods for particular nutritional uses

Foods for particular nutritional uses are foodstuffs which are clearly distinguishable from foodstuffs for normal consumption. 

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Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC)

SFELC co-ordinates food law enforcement, sampling and surveillance activities of Scottish local authorities.

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Regulation and legislation

On this page you can find information on important aspects of food and feed law and our role as a Scottish regulator.

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Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS)

Information for businesses about FHIS.

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Eat Safe Award

Information for businesses about the Eat Safe Award scheme.

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MenuCal

A free, secure, online tool that supports food businesses to manage allergen information and calculate calories in the food they serve.

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Novel foods

Information for businesses on how to make sure the food products you sell comply with the novel food legislation.

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Cell-cultivated products

Guidance for businesses on cell-cultivated products and the authorisation process.

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Food allergies

Guidance for businesses on providing allergen information to consumers.

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Regulated products and processes

Outline of the authorisation process from 1 January 2021.

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Risk analysis

Information about the risk analysis process in the UK from 1 January 2021.