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News - 2017


Food Standards Scotland has been liaising with the Food Standards Agency regarding the investigation into the distribution of eggs contaminated with Fipronil in the UK.   


Scotland Food & Drink is pleased to announce an opportunity to meet Lidl Scotland (Buying) at their first Supplier Open Day to take place at their Scottish depot in Livingston.


The National Council of Rural Advisers which was established by The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP,  on June 22, 2017 is developing its work plan at the moment and has invited Scottish Bakers t


The Regulations on general food labelling require most prepacked foods to be labelled with an appropriate durability date, either ‘use by’ on food that goes off quickly or ‘best before’ on frozen, dried, tinned and other foods. Many consumers report being confused by these terms which often results in edible food being wasted.


Legislation to prohibit the use of the flavouring 4,5 epoxy dec-2(trans)-enal in foods.


Unfortunately it was brought to our attention after the Scottish Baker of the Year National Awards presentation that an error had been made with regards to the Morning Roll Category. Beth Brownings Bakery of Kilwinning should have been presented with a National Gold Award for their Well Fired Roll. We sincerely apologise to the team at Beth Brownings Bakery for this mistake and that they did not receive the recognition they so deserved during the awards ceremony.


Scottish Bakers was proud sponsor of the Bakery Category at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards which took place on the 18th May 2017. Congratulations to Border Biscuits who won in the Bakery category and well done to the other finalists. Read on to find out more about the awards and all of the winners.


Reids of Caithness has been named Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.


Scottish Bakers is capitalising on global demand for their high quality bakery products, including shortbreads, oatcakes, gingerbread and speciality cakes.

The appointment of an international manager, Roddy Wilde, will work to identify business opportunities in existing and new markets around the world and support Scottish businesses who want to take advantage of global interest in the Scottish food and drink sector.


Morrisons launches a search to find and support the best of

'The Nation's Local Foodmakers' and is inviting SALSA-Approved businesses to pitch for a place on their shelves.