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FSA updates areas of research interest

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its areas of research interest (ARI) to include a focus on food that is healthier and more sustainable.

Last updated: 20 September 2022

ARI are a way for government departments to express interest in seeing more research evidence in certain topics. In communicating some of the key areas where we would welcome more research, it aims to help inform UK research and innovation strategy and to suggest avenues of investigation to the wider research community.

We have added four new ARI that reflect the updated priorities in our 2022-2027 strategy: that food is safe; is what it says it is; and is healthier and more sustainable.

The update includes revising the overarching research themes and the addition of four new ARI.

Professor Robin May, Chief Scientific Adviser, FSA, said:

‘A strong, scientific, evidence-based approach has been, and will always be, integral to our mission to ensure food is safe, is what it says it is, and to empower consumers to make informed choices in relation to food.’

Further information on our research priorities and ARI is available on our website.