Food Standards Scotland has published guidance intended for Food Businesses in the Take Away Sector. This guidance is aimed to supplement the current published Covid-19 guidance for Food Business Operators and their Employees. 

Scottish Government requirements to close restaurants, cafes and public houses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has led many of these businesses to offer new take-away or delivery services to their customers. The closure of many catering businesses has also resulted in increased demand for existing take-away businesses.  

In recognition of the challenges faced by small businesses in the food take-away sector Food Standards Scotland have produced a practical guide to help them communicate consistently to their customers. The guidance is structured across eight key areas aimed at providing simple and easily understood key messages for a sector that is composed of many very small businesses. In addition, the guidance is supplemented with model posters that businesses can use to display on their premises. The model posters will allow a common approach to be adopted to protect consumers using their service and the business staff.

The guidance developed by FSS in partnership with the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and it has been shared with industry representatives, Scottish Government and Ministers who have welcomed the guide.