Food Safety

Food safety isn't just about eating out; it's about keeping you and your family safe in the home too.

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Causes of foodborne illness

A key priority for Food Standards Scotland is to protect consumers in Scotland from the risks of foodborne illness.

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At home

Whether you’re shopping or cooking, these tips will help make sure the food you cook and eat won’t do you any harm.

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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.

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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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Contaminants

Contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. They may be present as a result of its production, packaging, transport or holding.

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Novel Foods

Information about novel foods and how these are regulated 

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Aunty May’s Christmas Kitchen

Follow Aunty May as she prepares to cook Christmas dinner for the first time