Buying food & eating out

Whether you’re eating out or buying ingredients to make things easier at home, we help make sure the food and drink you buy is safe.

Read about our campaign to raise awareness among young people of food allergies

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Food Hygiene Information Scheme

Search our database to see how well food businesses in your area have fared in food hygiene inspections.

Eat Safe Awards

The Eat Safe Award provides an incentive to food businesses to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law.

Reusable bags and containers

Advice on using reusable shopping bags and containers

Community and charity events

Information and guidance about food safety if you're planning a community or charity event.

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How to follow good food safety practices during the Coronavirus pandemic

How often do you think about food? For some, the answer would be - “All the time!”, but on World Food Safety Day, and especially in these unprecedented times, the terms ‘food’ and ‘safety’ take on new relevance.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Food

Information about coronavirus and food, however there is currently no evidence to suggest transmission occurs through the foodborne route. 

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Labelling & Composition Standards

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

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Food allergies

Most allergic reactions to food are mild, but some can be very serious. A small amount of the food concerned can trigger a reaction.

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Eat Safe Awards

The Eat Safe Award provides an incentive to food businesses to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law.

Related

Food Hygiene Information Scheme

Search our database to see how well food businesses in your area have fared in food hygiene inspections.