On 19 May 2021, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) published its strategic plan for the next five years. The strategy recognises the need of the organisation to adapt and respond to new challenges, particularly those resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU, COVID-19, and climate change.
Priorities outlined in the plan include:
- strengthening FSS’s influence over policies to improve Scotland’s diet, with two-thirds of Scots either overweight or obese
- recognising growing consumer interest in areas such as sustainability
- making better use of epidemiological and genomic sequencing data to identify the best ways to reduce the burden of foodborne illness
Source: FSS, 19 May 2021