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News - 2017


Today WRAP published new labelling guidance, to give shoppers more consistent storage and date label advice.


All ‘pies’ were in Dunfermline yesterday as Scottish butchers and bakers delivered their premier pies into the hands of the judges of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards for a long day of product perusal


On the 26th October 2017, the Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, MSP launched a consultation on their Diet and Obesity Strategy.

NE Food & Drink Awards

Innovation and success within the North East's vibrant food and drink sector are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2018. The awards are free to enter and are open to all food and drink producers based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.


It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Past President Jean Leask, who was President of the SAMB from 2000-2001


Re:markable Logo Scotland’s SMEs and micro businesses are being urged to apply for Scottish Government funding aimed at helping them attract, develop and retain young employees aged 16-24. The funding, worth £200,000, for the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation will help support up to 300 small enterprises over the next six months and will be rolled out exclusively by Re:markable (formerly Investors in People Scotland).  
Food Standards Scotland Update

On 7th September, Food Standards Scotland published the updated list of products withdrawn from the market because of the amount of egg they contain from farms implicated in the Fipronil investigation. 26 additional products have been added to the list of products withdrawn (published 31 August 2017), but Food Standards Scotland understands these products have not been distributed to Scotland.   

Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is Scotland’s national food industry regulator and works across the food chain with food businesses and industry to ensure that food is safe to eat and meets regulatory standards.

On 4 September they published their Regulatory Strategy setting out the organisation’s central role in supporting and regulating the food sector in Scotland.


Food Standards Scotland has issued a PRIN today (31/08/2017) concerning Athole Tablet Ltd, which is recalling two of its tablet products because they may contain small pieces of metal.


Scottish Bakers has announced the dates for the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and to mark the start of this year’