Food Safety Guide for Farmers Markets in Scotland

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This guide has been designed to help market traders and organisers at farmers markets meet food safety requirements. The details contained within this guide apply to all farmers markets and will also apply to traders at other markets in Scotland, for example car boot sales, fetes, agricultural shows and continental markets. It aims to provide specific information in relation to different product categories and provide general advice on how to comply with the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 (in particular, Chapter III) and the Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995. However, any further specific or detailed information required should be sought from the Environmental Health Department of your local authority.

Note that this guide has been written for stalls where there is more than one person (manager and staff). However, we recognise that in many cases, stalls will be operated by one-man businesses. You are therefore advised to interpret the guidance accordingly. In the event of any concerns, you should contact the Environmental Health Department of your local authority and/or take independent legal advice.

Food Standards Agency Scotland
Food Standards Agency