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Scotland Launches New Food Standards Safety Body

April 20, 2015

The government of Scotland has established Food Standards Scotland (FSS), taking over the responsibilities previously carried out by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency, and with greater powers to tackle diet and nutrition and regulate food safety.

The new agency is responsible for the following:

  • Focus on the unique food safety needs of Scotland
  • Ensure the safety of Scotland’s food supply
  • Serve as a watchdog over food fraud
  • Provide nutritional recommendations to the country’s citizens

The new agency covers the following, as seen on their website:

  • Food Safety and Standards
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Science and Evidence
  • Publications and Resources
  • Information for Certain Areas of Concerns