About Us

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is the public sector food body for Scotland.

Our vision is to create a food and drink environment in Scotland that benefits, protects and is trusted by consumers.

At Food Standards Scotland, our primary concern is consumer protection. We are here to make sure that food is safe to eat, ensuring consumers know what they are eating and improving nutrition.

FSS was established by the Food (Scotland) Act 2015 as a non-ministerial office, so we are part of the Scottish Administration alongside, but separate from, the Scottish Government. We are mainly funded by government but we also charge fees to recover costs for regulatory functions.

In this section

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.

Our remit

Find out more about our remit as a competent authority in Scotland to enforce and monitor Scottish and EU food and feed regulations. 


What happens when the UK leaves the EU on January 31 2020

How we work

On this page, you can read about our approach to procurement, as well as how we make our decisions, how we are accountable and how we work openly and in partnership with others.


This page has all the information you need on job opportunities at Food Standards Scotland.


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. 

Strategic Outcomes

Read about our six strategic outcomes that will help us deliver our vision