News & Alerts
Search through all of Food Standards Scotland’s news and events items, including food alerts such as product recalls.
Can science help detect food crime?
Is the food we buy in Scotland actually what it says it is? Unfortunately we know sometimes this isn’t the case and consumers are being sold some products under false pretences.
Chief Scientific Advisor Blog - How Food Standards Scotland is using science and evidence in diet and nutrition
Food is one of the great pleasures in life and we all enjoy some foods we know are not so good for us.
My Other Job
I spend half my time working as Chief Scientific Advisor for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the rest of my time working for the University of Aberdeen. How and why is what I do at the University useful in my FSS work?
Campylobacter: The Facts
In my last blog post I revealed that my main research interest for the past 15 years has been trying to understand how humans become ill from infectious diseases, predominantly the ones that cause food poisoning such as the gastrointestinal pathogens including E. coli O157, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, salmonella, and listeria.
How a Physicist can become FSS’s Chief Scientific Advisor
Welcome to my second blog. The first was an introduction to me and gave an opportunity to mention some of the things that you could do to improve food safety over Christmas.