Scientists & Researchers

Food Standards Scotland is involved all along the food chain to ensure that what ends up on your plate is safe and is what it says it is. We are here to help you make informed choices when it comes to what and where to eat.

All of our decisions are based on evidence. We support and use relevant research and ensure that our policy decisions allow consumers to make informed choices.

Our current research in nutrition and food safety

More on foodborne illness

Applying for research contracts

We will advertise all opportunities to apply for Food Standards Scotland contracts on the Public Contracts Scotland website. If you wish to see the opportunities, it is recommended that you sign-up to Public Contracts Scotland.

Search our research reports

You can search or browse our publications database for all of our previously published reports, as FSS and Food Standards Agency in Scotland.

Guidance and Information

News

  • 23 March 2017

    Food Standards Scotland is aware that Errington Cheese Ltd has restarted production of cheese. Errington Cheese Ltd was required by South Lanarkshire Council to revise its food safety management system following the E.coli incident of 2016 because of the serious deficiencies that were identified. 

    Press Release, Dairy, Food Hygiene, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Information for Scientists & Researchers
  • 20 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published a summary of food product recalls or withdrawals between October and December 2016.

    News & Updates, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Information for Scientists & Researchers
  • 11 February 2017

    Food Standards Scotland understands that Errington Cheese Ltd has commenced sale of certain batches of Corra Linn cheese.

    Press Release, Dairy, Food Hygiene, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Food Standards, Health, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Older people, Pregnancy & Children, Schools & Education, Information for Scientists & Researchers

Publications & Resources

  • March 2017

    The latest Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) Board meeting was held yesterday where the Board discussed a range of items across FSS’s remit.

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Schools & Education, Information for Scientists & Researchers
  • March 2017

    The next Board meeting will be held at our Food Standards Scotland offices in Aberdeen: Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL on 08th March 2017. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am and run until approximately 15.00 pm.

    The meeting will cover:

    Publications, Board, Corporate, Food Standards, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Information for Scientists & Researchers
  • February 2017
    Publications, Food Safety, Food Standards, Incidents, All business, Catering & Retail, Consumers, Farming & Primary Production, Health Professionals, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Media, Information for Scientists & Researchers