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SFAC open meeting invite: 28 October 2014

24 October 2014
The Scottish Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding an open meeting in Aberdeen on Tuesday 28 October 2014. You are invited to attend.

INTAKE24: development of online 24-hour dietary recall system in Scotland

10 October 2014
An online tool has been developed to provide robust dietary data from 11-24 year olds in Scotland. The INTAKE24 tool is designed to be intuitive, engaging and quick and easy for participants to use - the average time taken to complete an INTAKE24 dietary recall is less than 15 minutes. The FSA in Scotland is now inviting tenders to field test the use of the tool.

Scotland National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) results published

24 September 2014
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) results for Scotland have been published today. This report provides combined results covering the period from 2008 to 2012 and allows key comparisons with the UK NDNS results which were published in May 2014.

SFAC open meeting invite

29 August 2014
The Scottish Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding an open meeting in Aberdeen on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

New 'Safe Smoked Fish Web Tool' to help protect consumers in the UK

7 July 2014
All UK businesses producing smoked fish now have access to a free web tool, which can help them make their food safer for consumers.

Landmark achievement for the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland

1 July 2014
When choosing where to eat out - for a special family occasion, a quick lunch or a get together - your checklist probably covers the type of cuisine, ambience, restaurant reviews and price. But have you considered the importance of food hygiene standards and the people working behind the scenes to protect your health?

Food Hygiene Information Scheme becomes truly Scotland-wide

27 June 2014
When choosing where to eat out - for a special family occasion, a quick lunch or a get together - your checklist probably covers type of cuisine, ambience, restaurant reviews and price. But have you considered the importance of food hygiene standards and the people working behind the scenes to protect your health?

Parents in Scotland serve up their kids' food hygiene habits

18 June 2014
Parents in Scotland have a big influence on their children’s food hygiene habits, according to a survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The results show a link between how people in the country currently prepare their food and the behaviours they experienced when they were kids.

We are urging people in Scotland to stop washing raw chicken

16 June 2014
We have issued a call for people in Scotland and across the UK to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, which can lead to a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning. The call comes as new figures released today show that 45% of people in Scotland always wash chicken before cooking it.

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