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Science and evidence

Our work is underpinned by the latest science and evidence.

Central to FSA’s mission of food you can trust is our guiding principle of being science and evidence led. This means that all our advice and decisions – including food policy and product authorisations – are underpinned by the latest cutting-edge scientific evidence, which we publish openly.

We use science and evidence to tackle the challenges of today, to identify and address emerging risks, and to ensure the UK food regulation framework is modern, agile and represents consumer interests. We are evidence generators and collaborators working across scientific disciplines including:

  • physical sciences
  • natural sciences
  • economics
  • operational research
  • risk assessment
  • statistics
  • social science
  • data science

We get information from a range of sources, including our own research, research we commission and our independent Scientific Advisory Committees

To stay up-to-date about the latest FSA science news, publications and research partnership opportunities, sign up to our quarterly FSA science newsletter.

The FSA is interested in scientific research being delivered by others relevant to our Areas of Research Interests (ARIs). If you are a science innovator planning or conducting research relevant to FSA, we encourage you to get in touch with our science engagement team to discuss partnership opportunities at 

Food for Thought seminars

Our monthly Food for Thought seminars encourage collaborative learning and networking on topics across the food industry that align with our research priorities. To receive email invites and updates, sign up to our Food for Thought mailing list.