Who we are

Food Standards Scotland is involved all along the food chain to ensure that what ends up on your plate is safe and authentic.

We are here to help you make informed choices when it comes to what and where to eat. Our values of Consumer focussed, Evidence based, Fair and proportionate, Independent and Inclusive and open, guide everything we do.

We always have the consumer's best interests at heart and aim to be your go-to source of information when it comes to food safety and healthy eating.

Find out more about our Board, Board Meetings, and our Senior Management Team.

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The Board

The members of Food Standards Scotland are informally known as ‘the Board’. They are appointed by Scottish Ministers through an open and public process.

Board meetings

We are open and transparent. Our Board meets in public, and our policy recommendations and decisions, and the reasons for them, are publicly available.

Senior management

The Senior Management Team is supported by about 180 office-based staff working in Aberdeen and about 120 operations staff working across Scotland.

Key spokespeople

FSS key spokespeople are available to comment and convey information on a range of FSS issues.

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Our new strategy acknowledges how the food environment, consumer interests and our responsibilities have changed since we were established in 2015.