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UPDATE: FSS and FSA issue further guidance on the use of oils as ingredient substitutions

Further information is being issued about oil substitutions and product labelling as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

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Don’t spoil the street party – bring a side of food safety

As thousands of people across Scotland prepare to host summer street parties, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is reminding people who are planning or attending these events to ensure they are following good food safety practices to minimise the chance of food poisoning.

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FSS and FSA update on soya lecithin investigation

In response to a small number of concerns raised by people with peanut allergy relating to contaminated soya lecithin, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are advising that there is currently no evidence of unsafe food on the market.

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Smoked Fish and Fresh Produce: Food Standards Scotland has published two updated tools to help food businesses make safer food

Food Standards Scotland has published two updated online tools, one to help fresh produce growers assess their produce growing practices; the other to help smoked fish manufacturers assess their fish smoking practices.

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UPDATE – FSS and FSA provide consumer guidance as more fully refined oils may be used as ingredient substitutions

As the UK’s supply of sunflower oil continues to be severely impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, further information is being issued to consumers and retailers about oil substitutions and product labelling.

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