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Online game launched by Food Standards Scotland to improve school kids’ diets

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is calling on schools to embrace its innovative new healthy eating and food safety online resource aimed at helping children improve their diets and food hygiene practices.

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Statements

Statement on Rare Burgers

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has not changed its policy on rare burgers. The steps that businesses are required to take to protect consumers should be through thorough cooking in accordance with current Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) guidance or through a combination of controls verified by a food business operator that will provide equivalent protection.

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DNP: Urgent health warning from FSS

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) issues an urgent warning against the highly toxic substance found in some diet pills known as DNP. It is not safe for human consumption, yet continues to be unlawfully marketed as a ‘fat burner’.

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Evidence Scots need to eat less sugar (SACN)

People in Scotland consume much more sugar than is healthy and not nearly enough fibre. Today, a new expert report recommends that we all need to reduce further the amount of sugar we eat and increase the amount of fibre.

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Royal Highland Show first for Food Standards Scotland

Scottish Chef of the Year Adam Handling joined Food Standards Scotland to promote the new body’s food safety and healthy eating messages to consumers for the first time on the opening day of the Royal Highland Show (18 June 2015).

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