Science and Food Safety
30 May 2012
Helping the industry manage the food
safety and hygiene aspects of Scotch Whisky production is an
important part of the SWA's activities.
The Scotch Whisky Association helps members stay abreast of
scientific and technological advances to
aid understanding of food safety and hygiene that might
improve processing and manufacturing efficiency.
An example of the SWA's work in this area is the draft Industry
Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Spirit Drinks guidance. It
is being developed for the whole of the spirits sector in line
with requirements under European Food Law.
The SWA also helps members understand and comply with
technical, scientific and food safety laws across all our export
The Association works closely with the Edinburgh-based Scotch
Whisky Research Institute to advise members on technical aspects of
food safety law and best-practice. It maintains a strong working
business relationship between the industry and the Food Standards