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Food Standards Scotland (FSS) - Articles and news items

FSS revises statement on Errington Cheese and E.coli

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  New Food

FSS issues a revised statement for local authorities updating that of 15 September 2016 in relation to cheese products produced by Errington Cheese Ltd…

Minimum pricing to impact over half of alcohol sales in Scotland

Industry news  •  14 November 2016  •  New Food

It is thought that at least 50% of alcohol sold in Scotland doesn’t meet the impending minimum price legislation…

Food Standards Scotland investigating the E. coli O157 outbreak as child dies

Industry news  •  7 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has been part of a multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT), chaired by Health Protection Scotland, which has been investigating an outbreak of E.coli O157 in Scotland…

Food Standards Scotland launches first healthy eating campaign

Industry news  •  5 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce obesity and the number of unhealthy snacks we eat…

Scottish food crime hotline launches

Industry news  •  26 August 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

FSS and Crimestoppers have launched a Food Crime Hotline to give members of the public and industry a route to report suspicions of food crime…

E. coli O157 strikes again

Industry news  •  2 August 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor, New Food

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is investigating 16 confirmed cases of E. coli O157, associated with eating blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk…

FSS appoints Professor Norval Strachan as Chief Scientific Adviser

Industry news  •  23 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has announced that it has appointed Professor Norval Strachan as its first Chief Scientific Adviser…

FSS survey finds salt intakes reducing in Scotland

Industry news  •  23 March 2016  •  Victoria White

However, FSS says that intakes are still 30% higher than the recommended 6g per day, with two-thirds of adults in Scotland still eating too much salt…

FSS agrees radical measures to improve the Scottish diet

Industry news  •  20 January 2016  •  Victoria White

FSS has accepted the suggestion of giving manufacturers and retailers 12 months in which to come up with an alternative acceptable solution to a sugar tax…

Festive food safety campaign launched by FSS

Industry news  •  14 December 2015  •  Victoria White

The campaign uses tongue-in-cheek humour to get the food safety message across, featuring Santa Claus stricken by a bout of food poisoning…

FSS recommends new Scottish Dietary Goals

Industry news  •  9 December 2015  •  Victoria White

The proposed revised goals are to reduce sugar to 5% of total energy, increase dietary fibre intake to 30g per day, and to maintain total carbohydrate at 50% of total energy with no more than 5% total energy from sugar…

Food Standards Scotland launches #lookatthelabel campaign

Industry news  •  5 November 2015  •  Victoria White

Food Standards Scotland has launched the awareness-raising campaign encouraging consumers to spend longer looking at food labelling…

Food crime unit set up for Scotland

Industry news  •  28 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The new unit which will be responsible for surveillance and detection of fraud and deliberate non-compliance within the food chain…

2015 Feed and Food Law Codes of Practice (Scotland) updated

Industry news  •  17 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Scottish Ministers have approved the update to the 2015 Feed and Food Law Codes of Practice (Scotland) to reflect the creation of Food Standards Scotland…


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