Food incidents

A food incident occurs when there are concerns about threats to the safety or quality of food and/or feed.

During an incident, Food Standards Scotland will intervene where necessary to protect consumers’ interests.

Businesses are legally required to inform their local authority/port health authority and Food Standards Scotland, if there is a reason to believe that food or feed is not compliant with food or feed requirements.

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A food incident is where concerns about actual or suspected threats to the safety or quality of food require intervention to protect consumers.