Report a food crime

To report a food crime call the free and confidential Scottish Food Crime Hotline on 0800 028 7926

Whether you are a member of the public or working within the food and drink sector, you can report food crime anonymously in one of the following ways:

  • Call the Scottish Food Crime Hotline (0800 028 7926), in partnership with Crimestoppers. The hotline is free and anonymous.
  • You can also submit information using the online webform.
  • If you would prefer to speak with a Food Crime team member in confidence, you can email

The Hotline and webform are both hosted by Crimestoppers, a widely respected independent charity which has for many years been the link between members of the public and industry wishing to anonymously report their concerns to law enforcement agencies.  The information you provide, no matter how insignificant you may believe it to be, could be key to a new or ongoing investigation. Your information will be analysed, researched and actioned accordingly.

Food crime and consumer safety issues affect you and those closest to you. Take the time to report it by providing as much detail as you can so we can target those involved.

Report food crime number 0800 028 7926

Local Authorities

Local Authorities can apply for financial support from FSS to assist with enforcement and investigation activities. Decisions on the nature, eligibility and extent of FSS financial support will be made on a case by case basis. Local Authorities can obtain more information by contacting

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