Food Standards Scotland was established on 1 April 2015 as the new public sector food body for Scotland. To protect the health and wellbeing of consumers we have three objectives as set under the Food (Scotland) Act 2015.
- To protect the public from risks to health which may arise in connection with the consumption of food
- To improve the extent to which members of the public have diets which are conducive to good health
- To protect the other interests of consumers in relation to food
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 all aspects of the food chain which can impact on public health – aiming to protect consumers from food safety risks and promote healthy eating.
We regularly consult with stakeholders and consumers to develop policy that will ensure food and feed in Scotland continues to be safe, and help consumers make informed decisions about the food they eat.