Food Standards Scotland appoints Heather Kelman as new Chair

SCOTLAND – Heather Kelman has succeeded Ross Finnie as the new Chair of the Food Standards Scotland (FSS), bringing along her over 40 years of experience in the public sector, including 10 years as a dietitian, and most recently as a strategic planner and senior manager within the NHS. NHS Scotland, is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, and…

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Survey finds allergic reactions to rapeseed oil in UK to be minimal

UK – The Food Standards Agency (FSA)  and the Food Standards Agency Scotland (FSS)  have based on the lack of reports of adverse reactions to refined rapeseed oil in the UK population, and lack of evidence of severe illness or deaths, hinted the frequency of allergic reactions to refined rapeseed oil to be very low. This is after it received…

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Food Standards Scotland develops new online guide to encourage healthier eating

SCOTLAND – To help tackle Scotland’s poor diet and support those making changes, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has partnered with other organizations, to develop a new online guide called Eat Well, Your Way. According to FSS, making small changes to the diet is the key to a healthier lifestyle. The average daily intake of fruits and vegetables in Scotland is…

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