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Tag: Food Standards Scotland

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Food crime in the spotlight

FOOD and drink industry groups have come together to back a new unit aimed at tackling food crime.
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Restrictions called for in obesity fight

Groups pressure First Minister to act in autumn .

Health policy to hit food to go

Paper from FSS puts food to go in the spotlight with proposed restrictions

Government plans include promo ban

ScotGov targets ‘unhealthy promotions’ in obesity strategy THE Scottish Government has revealed it intends to restrict the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or...
Attendees at the most recent Cross Party Group of Independent Convenience Stores

Fighting the war on sugar head on

Health concerns can’t kill confectionery

Reformulation on the agenda

FOOD Standards Scotland (FSS) has reiterated its call for brands to engage in calorie-cutting reformulations.

Egg scare rattles buyers’ cages

SUPERMARKETS have come under attack for their buying policies after eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil were brought into the UK from the Netherlands.
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Scots bottom for buying veg

NEW figures show British consumers buy just over a third of the vegetables they should, with Scottish shoppers buying the least. According to Government guidance...

Scottish food is under fire

FSS takes aim at ‘unhealthy’ options SCOTLAND’S food industry could be facing increased regulation in future, if recent recommendations from Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are...

Roadshow aims to highlight food crime

THE Scottish Food Crime Unit, part of Food Standards Scotland, launched a roadshow last month to raise awareness of the different types of food...

Blowing the food whistle

Ron McNaughton, head of food crime and incidents at Food Standards Scotland, explains how the organisation’s food crime hotline means Scotland’s retailers can help in...

Junk food tax still on the table?

UK government childhood obesity plan doesn’t go far enough – Food Standards Scotland FISCAL measures that could include tax or charges on food seen as ...

FSS says shape up or face tax

‘We’ve been missing the Scottish dietary goals for the last 15 years, despite the range of changes already made’. FOOD Standards Scotland – the country’s...
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Industry vital to food safety

Whatever happens in September’s independence referendum Scotland will have a new body tasked with ensuring the safety of the country’s food. THE Food (Scotland)...