Food Standards Scotland (FSS)

According to the Scottish food agency’s annual report, a challenging economic climate has led to tough decisions about work priorities.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) mentioned the knock-on effects of leaving the European Union and a prioritization exercise following a reduced budget. The agency also flagged the “huge amount of already

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According to two UK food agencies, the likelihood of vulnerable people contracting listeriosis from blue cheese is very low.

A Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) risk assessment found the severity of Listeria monocytogenes infection in vulnerable people is high. However, the frequency of listeriosis in these groups from consumption

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have advised vulnerable consumers to thoroughly cook enoki mushrooms due to the risk of Listeria contamination.

Analysis of FSA and local authority sampling data has found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 13 of 40 samples of enoki mushrooms tested

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Food agencies in the United Kingdom have advised that slush ice drinks should not be sold to children younger than age 5. 

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued voluntary industry guidance on glycerol in slush ice drinks after two children fell sick in Scotland in

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