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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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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Scotland researchers receive over US$ 200,000 to device oyster diseases detection tests

SCOTLAND – Aquaculture researchers in Scotland’s University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have received nearly £200,000 (US$ 271,670) in funding to build a system for difficult to test diseases in mussels and oysters. The researchers will build the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for detecting a range of diseases in shellfish, after being backed by the Seafood Innovation Fund and the…

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