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  • Draft The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the Draft The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (see AnnexB). The purpose of the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument is to; To prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances in the... More
    Opened 1 week ago
  • Questionnaire to support the development of the UK response in relation to the report from Codex Committee on Food Hygiene - Electronic Working Group on Revisions to the General Principles of food Hygiene

    The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene established an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to revise the General Principles of Food Hygiene. The UK has been leading this work with France, Ghana, India Mexico and the United States of America as co-Chairs. Comments on the report from the EWG have been... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Targeted Surveillance Programme for Microbiological Food Safety

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have in place a Strategy to 2021 that sets out a vision for a food and drink environment in Scotland that benefits, protects and is trusted by consumers. Ensuring the safety of the Scottish food chain is key to delivering this vision. Outcome 1 (Food is Safe) of the... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Feed Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 2018

    This consultation aims to inform stakeholders and seek their views on the proposed implementation of a centralised model of official control delivery for feed and to consult on the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) (The Feed Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 2018) providing for the... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • A Food Surveillance Strategy For Scotland

    Food Standards Scotland's (FSS's) Strategy to 2021 sets out a vision for a food and drink environment in Scotland that benefits, protects and is trusted by consumers. Ensuring the safety and authenticity of the Scottish food chain is key to delivering this vision. Outcome 1 (Food is Safe) and... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • The Novel Foods (Scotland) Regulations 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the draft Novel Foods (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (see Annex B) and the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA – see Annex C). The purpose of the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument is to: enable the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the draft Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 (see Annex B) and the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA - see Annex C). The purpose of the draft... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Shellfish Review : Bivalve mollusc classification and monitoring: consultation on changes to the official control programme

    Bivalve shellfish, such as mussels, oysters, scallops (pectinidae) and razor clams, are filter feeders and can accumulate dangerous toxins and pathogens quickly. Shellfish toxins, which can be fatal, are heat stable which means that, unlike microbiological and viral contaminants, they cannot be... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Shellfish Review: Options for changing classification determinations

    Food Standards Scotland is the competent authority for the determination of harvesting area classifications. This process is currently undertaken on an annual basis with the classification year running from April to March. Provided there are no prolonged and significant changes in year that... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Shellfish Review: Draft guidance on shellfish toxin controls for the scallop sector

    This consultation provides an opportunity to comment on draft guidance which has been developed by Food Standards Scotland in order to provide greater clarity on the food safety controls that are expected to apply to the scallop sector, with particular reference to shellfish toxins. The draft... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Developing the FSS Regulatory Strategy

    As Scotland’s national regulator for food and feed FSS has a statutory responsibility under The Food (Scotland) Act 2015 to protect consumers from food safety risks, to improve dietary health, and to protect consumers’ other interests in relation to food. How we fulfil our role as a national... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Food Standards Scotland Science Evidence and Information Strategy

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has produced our first Science, Evidence and Information (SEI) strategy. The SEI strategy will support the FSS statement of performance of functions including how FSS operates, to ensure that appropriate science governance arrangements are in place to help the... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Nutrition Labelling

    A few years ago, Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (FIC) brought together EU rules on general food labelling and nutrition labelling into one piece of legislation. The Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 revoked most of the old Food Labelling... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • The Draft Caseins and Caseinates (Scotland) Regulations 2016

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the draft Caseins and Caseinates (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (see Annex B below) and the partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA – see Annex C below) The purpose of the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument is to: Transpose... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • A Foodborne Illness Strategy for Scotland

    Foodborne illness remains an important public health problem for Scotland, resulting in disruption to the workforce and burdens on health services which have consequences for the Scottish economy. Prior to the establishment of Food Standards Scotland (FSS), we worked as part of the Food Standards... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Verification of Food Safety Management Systems, Principles and Protocol.

    The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) Approved Establishments Working Group was tasked with developing methodologies which would enhance the approval process as well as the delivery of official controls in establishments liable for approval under Regulation (EC) 853/2004. ... More
    Closed 1 year ago
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