Food Standards Scotland Strategy 2021 - 2026

Closes 21 Dec 2020

Opened 19 Oct 2020

Overview

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would like your views on our new strategy for 2021-26: Protecting Scotland in a Changing Food Landscape

FSS is Scotland was established in 2015 as Scotland’s public sector food body. We have a unique role in Government, working independently of Ministers and industry, to provide advice which is impartial, and based on robust science and data. Our remit covers the whole food chain, from farm to fork - including both the food we consume and animal feed, which can impact on public health as well as animal health and welfare. We also play an important role in supporting Scottish Government to develop policies aimed at improving Scotland’s diet and reducing the levels of overweight and obesity.

Since publishing our first Strategy in 2016, we have delivered an extensive programme of work to deliver improvements to the systems in place for protecting the food and animal feed chain in Scotland, and to strengthen the evidence base and capabilities we will need to support the interests of Scottish consumers into the future.

Our new strategy for 2021-26 outlines our overarching vision and mission and aims to take account of the changing social, political and environmental factors which are affecting our food environment, and the challenges faced by those who are responsible for protecting it. 

Why we are consulting

We would like feedback on our proposed new strategy from everyone who has an interest in our work and the wider food environment in Scotland. This includes those working in the food and feed industry, Government, public health, science and academia, as well as consumers.

Your input will be invaluable in helping us to ensure FSS’s new strategy fully reflects the work we need to do to protect the Scottish food chain and improve dietary health in Scotland, acting in the best interests of everyone in society.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Academic
  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public Analyst Laboratory
  • Commerical Food Testing Laboratory
  • Public Health Professional
  • Consumer
  • Law Enforcement
  • Government
  • Teachers
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • Food Industry
  • Public Health Practitioner
  • Local Authority
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Scientist
  • Consumer
  • Government Department
  • Scientific Advisory Commitee
  • Research Council
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public analyst laboratory
  • Commercial food testing laboratory
  • Public health professional
  • Consumer
  • Government department
  • All staff
  • Office staff
  • Field staff
  • Local authority
  • Primary producer
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • Egg Poultry Unit
  • Public Health Division
  • FSA
  • COSLA
  • DEFRA
  • Police Scotland
  • Health Protection Scotland
  • HMRC
  • local authority
  • REHIS
  • SCOTS
  • Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health
  • SOLACE
  • SFELC

Interests

  • Microbiological safety of food
  • chemical safety of food
  • radiological safety of food
  • food authenticity
  • adulteration of food
  • food surveillance
  • environmental monitoring
  • foodborne illness
  • laboratory assurance
  • food analysis
  • technical implementation
  • information storage
  • support
  • information flow
  • scientific advice
  • nutrition
  • food safety
  • allergens
  • biotechnology
  • genetic modification
  • food-bourne disease
  • food-bourne pathogens
  • data sharing
  • regulation
  • feed
  • food
  • enforcement
  • GIS
  • database
  • food law
  • feed law
  • primary production
  • emergency planning
  • food fraud
  • diet
  • health
  • Scottish diet
  • folic acid fortification
  • vitamin D
  • healthy eating
  • Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System
  • audit
  • approved meat establishments
  • food safety
  • food authenticity
  • adulteration of food
  • food surveillance
  • foodborne illness
  • food analysis
  • food fraud
  • criminal intelligence
  • Education
  • COVID-19