Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is the public sector food body for Scotland, established by the Food (Scotland) Act 2015. We are here to ensure that information and advice on food safety and standards, nutrition and labelling is independent, consistent, evidence-based, and consumer-focused.
Organisation aims & mission
FSS is an independent public body working for consumers in Scotland. On 1 April 2015 we took on the functions that had previously been carried out in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency. Our primary concern is consumer protection – making sure that your food is safe to eat, ensuring you know what you are eating, and improving nutrition. We do this by developing policies, providing advice, keeping consumers informed, and ensuring the enforcement of food regulations.
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