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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18839: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many food safety samples have been taken in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 1 October 2018

 

 

2013  

2014  

2015  

2016 

2017   

2018 YTD

ABERDEEN CITY

875

790

684

603

644

355

ABERDEENSHIRE

509

594

373

421

485

241

ANGUS

462

451

377

415

408

253

ARGYLL AND BUTE

186

234

151

154

105

80

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

107

169

125

124

170

65

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

444

279

451

318

387

65

DUNDEE CITY

319

386

363

334

307

200

EAST AYRSHIRE

208

212

297

329

439

68

EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

312

312

364

363

327

193

EAST LOTHIAN

471

393

240

209

218

62

EAST RENFREWSHIRE

153

197

188

54

158

105

EDINBURGH CITY

862

910

544

220

408

159

FALKIRK

183

426

228

151

358

69

FIFE

344

534

420

297

350

224

GLASGOW CITY

1480

1293

1530

1374

1376

680

HIGHLAND

744

843

743

326

268

160

INVERCLYDE*

0

160

208

142

179

118

MID LOTHIAN

145

281

210

173

195

102

MORAY

358

278

396

314

315

186

NORTH AYRSHIRE

237

214

267

191

281

139

NORTH LANARKSHIRE*

205

179

100

110

190

172

ORKNEY ISLANDS

50

67

36

25

8

6

PERTH AND KINROSS

254

360

327

303

182

209

RENFREWSHIRE

202

142

252

89

214

31

SCOTTISH BORDERS

270

130

620

450

446

58

SHETLAND ISLANDS

20

107

53

102

84

69

SOUTH AYRSHIRE

531

285

382

298

323

193

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE*

597

459

588

484

596

88

STIRLING

241

247

357

249

388

104

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

356

219

156

201

341

109

WEST LOTHIAN

531

391

417

363

401

105

WESTERN ISLES

65

84

68

67

52

54

 

The food sampling data provided in the attached table represents sampling undertaken by Local Authorities (and tested by the Scottish Public Analyst laboratories) in Scotland between 1 January 2013 and 31 August 2018, which is recorded on a centralised database held by Food Standards Scotland (the UK Food Surveillance System; UKFSS).

 

* Local Authority has not yet started to submit its full sample set to the UKFSS database. Therefore low sample numbers do not represent a lack of sampling by the Local Authority.