Science Council

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The FSA Science Council is an independent expert committee of the Food Standards Agency, comprising a Chair and seven members.

It provides high-level, expert strategic insight, challenge and advice to the FSA's Chief Scientific Adviser and to the Board and executive of the FSA on the FSA's use of science to deliver FSA objectives. Its purpose is to help to ensure that the FSA identifies, sources, integrates and uses the best scientific evidence and expertise from all relevant disciplines to inform and evaluate its work.


Open invitation to the Science Council Meeting: 13 December 2017

The Science Council of the Food Standards Agency is holding its second meeting in London on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The Council was formally established on 1 April 2017 to implement a key recommendation from the Triennial Review of the FSA’s Scientific Advisory Committees.

Appointments to the Science Council

Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock has announced the appointment of a Chair and seven members to the Agency’s new Science Council. The Council will provide high-level, expert and independent advice and challenge to the Agency on how it uses science to underpin its work.