Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 30 October. It aims to assist all businesses in the food and drink sector in following government guidance on infection prevention and control measures against COVID-19. It has been produced with input from the food industry and Trade Unions and reflects the most up to date advice from Scottish and UK Government and Health Protection Scotland.
A summary of the changes in the update are as follows:
- Additional guidance published on the investigation of COVID-19 outbreaks in food businesses.
- The FSS guidelines for food business operators and their employees was updated to take into account details of Scotland's Strategic Framework which sets out a new approach to outbreak management based on five levels of protection (the Protection Levels Framework) and the ability to impose restrictions nationally or locally.