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Symposium on Social Science in the Food Standards Agency

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BIS Conference Centre

1 Victoria St

Westminster

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SW1H 0ET

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Food behaviours and choices are complex, social, cultural, economic and individual, and are part of all of our daily lives.

An independent Government department set up to protect the public’s interest in relation to food, the Food Standards Agency uses social sciences spanning the pure, applied, market research and data sciences to inform policy on food safety and authenticity and how we communicate risk and prompt behaviour change in consumers and businesses. This event will showcase the FSA’s current work and the future direction of our social science. You’ll hear about innovative and collaborative projects as well as the outcome of the recent review of our work by Kings College London, and find out about the research/policy interface and how you can engage.

This day long workshop will run as an interactive symposium including presentations from a range of speakers, discussion, a networking lunch and post event drinks. Presenters will include a range of FSA officials including FSA’s Chief Scientist Guy Poppy and Prof. Ragnar Lofstedt (academic reviewer) with workshop sessions focused on the key themes:

• Protecting consumer interests in relation to food
• Ensuring food is safe and what it says it is
• Being an excellent, accountable and modern regulator

The full agenda can be found at food.gov.uk

Participants are welcome to attend the whole day, or dip into sessions of interest.

This event offers an excellent opportunity for anyone in the social science community keen to hear about how social science directly informs real life policy making in a Government context, learn about the work and priorities of the FSA and engage directly with its officials, researchers and academic reviewer.


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1 Victoria St

Westminster

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SW1H 0ET

United Kingdom

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