As part of our incident prevention strategy we monitor food and feed safety patterns in Scotland and provide guidance and workshops to industry.
Businesses, at all stages of the food or feed chain, must take reasonable and proportionate precautions to ensure that their produce meets food or feed safety requirements and may wish to consider the following actions:
- use trusted sources of raw materials and ingredients,
- conduct supplier audits,
- utilise assurance schemes,
- utilise food safety management standards, and
- ask your local authority for advice
We have developed a leaflet focused on lead poisoning in response to the consistently high numbers of lead on-farm incidents. It is aimed at farmers and is designed to raise awareness to help prevent these incidents and to mitigate any risk to consumers.