Food Standards Scotland (FSS) along with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is reminding consumers to take care when handling and cooking poultry products at home, […]
Today, the numbers we were talking about – the exporting of forty bottles of whisky per second, the incredible contribution of farming to Scotland’s GDP – are now very much a mainstream discussion. It’s hugely encouraging that promotion of one of Scotland’s greatest success stories is being championed widely.
Talented young people working in the food and drink industry are being encouraged to enter the fifth annual ‘Inspirational Young Person Award’.
7,670 tonnes of farmed salmon were exported from Orkney in 2022, 11% of the Scotland-wide share.
A Review of the Registration of Food Businesses is required by the recent Audit conducted by Food Standards Scotland which identified areas of weakness in the council’s operation (published on 16th of January 2023).
Orkney’s farmers packed into the Albert Hotel to share their views on the Scottish Government’s future Agriculture Bill.
The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
“Since its launch in 2018, the Regional Food Fund has provided over £550,000 to 121 projects, and this additional funding will support many more projects and initiatives.” – Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
A trip to Orkney has been organised by local industry body Shetland Food and Drink to see what can be learned from the successful sector in the islands.
The Scottish salmon industry directly supports 180 local jobs in the islands.