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Scotland takes charge on childhood obesity challenge

Scotland is taking the challenge of tackling childhood obesity into its own hands, after the Scottish government expressed disappointment at the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy, published last week.

FSS committed to tackling obesity

Scotland’s new food authority, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), will take a hard line on tackling obesity, with suggested measures including a junk food tax and advertising bans.

Frustrated Scotland considers folic acid legislation

Scotland is considering introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in an effort to reduce the number of children born with birth defects.

Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

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Genius has taken "corrective actions" following its June Bathgate bakery gluten contamination
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Genius takes 'actions' after contamination

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said “corrective actions” have been undertaken by gluten-free brand Genius following its product contamination crisis in June this year. 

Scottish food safety body gets to work

A new Scottish independent regulatory body has launched to tackle food safety, diet and nutrition north of the border. 

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