Food Standards Scotland
Farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals, says report
Scottish farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals because there is “widespread non-compliance” with animal protection laws, according to a new report.
Salmon farm rapped for toxic pesticide breaches
A salmon farming company has been reprimanded for feeding a toxic pesticide to fish twice as often as permitted and breaching a safety limit.
Rejected meat: five million defects found by food watchdog
More than five million animal welfare problems, contamination and processing faults have caused the Scottish Government’s food safety watchdog to deem meat unsafe for human consumption since 2016.
Scottish Government facing legal challenge on ‘inhumane’ calf exports
An animal welfare charity has launched a legal challenge to stop the Scottish Government from allowing young calf exports all the way from Scotland to Spain.
Gaps revealed in nuclear convoy crash preparations
A series of shortfalls in Scotland’s emergency arrangements for coping with a nuclear bomb convoy crash have been exposed by a Scottish Government review.
Revealed: the suffering faced by Scotland’s farm animals during live transport
New data has revealed more than 300 serious welfare breaches during live transport of animals in recent years.
Food safety checks to be increased at Scottish chicken plant
Surprise food safety inspections are to be stepped up at a Scottish slaughterhouse following a scandal in England.
Exposed: the catalogue of cruelty suffered by Scotland’s farm animals
Thousands of farm animals have suffered in more than 700 serious breaches of welfare rules in Scotland over the last two years.
Government watchdog under fire for food fraud ‘cover-up’
Food watchdog accused of a “cover-up” after it attempted to discredit revelations about the alleged mislabelling of Scottish beef.