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News & Alerts

Search through all of Food Standards Scotland’s news and events items, including food alerts such as product recalls.

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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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Launching the Eatwell Guide – a healthy eating benchmark for Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) today (17 March 2016) launches the new Eatwell Guide, which replaces the eatwell plate and shows people in Scotland how they can achieve a healthy balanced diet.

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Food Standards Scotland Senior Communications Manager becomes 9th Chartered Practitioner in Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) Senior Communications Manager, Maria Tocher has become the 9th person in Scotland to achieve Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Chartered Public Relations Practitioner Status.

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FSS Board to discuss a package of measures to address Scotland’s poor diet

Food Standards Scotland (FSS)’s Board will today (20 January) consider a raft of proposals, including reductions in the promotion, advertising and portion size of certain foods and drinks and consideration of the use of taxation and regulation to improve the Scottish diet.

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