Food Alerts & Notices

Food Standards Scotland issues information about food alerts and notices in Scotland to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

We issue information about food alerts and notices in Scotland to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. As well as this, we work with the Food Standards Agency to publish information about UK-wide food alerts, allergy alerts, withdrawals and recalls on this website.

Types of alerts we issue

Product Recall Information Notice (PRIN)

Product Recall Information Notice (PRIN) is issued where a solution to the problem has been put in place – the product has been, or is being, recalled from consumers.

Allergen alerts (AA)

Allergy Alerts are  issued when the allergy information on food labels is missing or incorrect, or if there is some other allergy risk, the affected foods need to be recalled from sale. When this happens, FSS will put a solution to the issue in place and issue an allergy alert to inform consumers.

Food Alert for Action

A Food Alert for Action (FAFA) is issued where intervention by enforcement authorities is required. These notices and alerts are often issued in conjunction with a product withdrawal or recall.

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