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Food and You Survey publishes findings for Scotland

16 December 2014
The Food Standard Agency (FSA)’s Food and You survey has published findings specific to Scotland for 2014. This, the third wave of the survey, which is conducted every two years, provides information on reported behaviours, attitudes and knowledge relating to food safety and healthy eating issues in Scotland.

Hygiene top tips for reusing carrier bags

5 December 2014
The FSA is reminding consumers of hygiene top tips for reusing carrier bags following the introduction of the Single Use Carrier Bag charge in Scotland.

Joint FSAS and HPS report on infectious intestinal diseases published

30 October 2014
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSAS) has published a report jointly with Health Protection Scotland (HPS). The report is entitled 'Infectious Intestinal Disease Associated with Foodborne Illness in Scotland in 2013'.

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.

Children invited to enter FSA in Scotland’s 2015 calendar competition

1 September 2014
Primary school children are invited to take part in this year’s calendar competition organised by the Food Standards Agency in Scotland.

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?