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Food and Drink

Man standing next to a stack of whisky barrelsThe food and drink industry is a major contributor to Scotland's economy with one in five people in manufacturing working in the sector.

As well as the economy, food impacts on many other aspects of Scottish life including our health and environment.

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Latest News

26 March 2015 - press releaase

Dun deal

traditionalayrshiredunlopcheeseTraditional Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese is due to be granted official recognition from the EU imminently – affording it extra protection against unauthorised imitation.



18 March 2015 - press release

Food matters

National Food and Drink PolicyThe decision of the Food Commission to establish a network of local good food champions to encourage the sourcing and selling of locally produced, in-season food in their areas, has been welcomed by Food Secretary Richard Lochhead.



19 March 2015 - press release

Good to Go

Scraping food from a plateA hugely successful pilot scheme to offer diners doggy bags is set to be extended across Scotland, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced