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Food Standards Scotland appoints first Chief Scientific Adviser

Scotland’s food body, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has appointed top academic, Professor Norval Strachan as its first Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Charcuterie Continental recalls several of its “MacTavish” and “Twechar Fine Foods” products due to a labelling error

Charcuterie Continental has recalled several of its “MacTavish” and its “Twechar Fine Foods” products due to a labelling error. The products were labelled with ‘best before’ dates where they should have been labelled with ‘use by’ dates.

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Charcuterie Continental recalls a batch of its MacTavish branded Cooked sliced Silverside of Beef and its cooked sliced Honey Ham due to a labelling error

Charcuterie Continental has recalled a batch of its MacTavish branded Cooked sliced 80% Silverside of Beef and a batch of its Honey Ham because they have been incorrectly labelled with a ‘best before’ date where they should have a ‘use by’ date of 29 April 2016.

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UK Campylobacter sampling programme to be reviewed

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK and is frequently associated with raw chicken. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) works in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to tackle Campylobacter, and has been publishing results from a FSA survey on the amounts of contamination on fresh chickens bought from shops and supermarkets across the UK.

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Salt intakes reducing in Scotland – good progress but still more to do

A Food Standards Scotland (FSS) survey published today (23 March) finds that salt intakes in Scotland have reduced by 13% since 2006. We welcome this reduction and the progress made towards the Scottish Dietary Goal for salt.

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