Food safety

Food standards

Food standards legislation sets out requirements for food labelling as well as allergens, additives and contaminants in foodstuffs. The legislation makes sure consumers are not misled as to the nature of food products sold to them.

Mandatory food labelling

There have been some changes to the information which businesses must give to their consumers.

The Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 set out the requirements for food businesses.  These regulations state the necessary information which must be placed on a food label, including nutritional information.

Monitoring of food businesses

These requirements are regularly monitored by Food officers during visits to food businesses and by sampling and surveys.

Further information

Further information and guidance about food standards is available from Food Standards Scotland website.

If you have a specific enquiry about food standards applicable to your business, or wish to complain about a food standards issue, contact us.