Influential bodies in the Scottish food industry are to meet to discuss how to make the country’s food chain more sustainable.
A symposium has been organised by the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF), the Institute of Food Science and Technology and The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland to discuss bringing together economic, environmental and social aspects in the creation of National Food Policy, Scotland Food and Drink reports.
Enterprise minister Jim Mather remarked that the responses to a recent national discussion on food are being considered.
“We will set out our next steps in June to develop ScotlandÂ’s first-ever food policy that helps support a sustainable food industry,” he said.
Mr Mather added that “food businesses are already working with greater collective vision” in this competitive industry, with agencies and the government providing “appropriate” support.
In other news today, the Scottish parliament has introduced new regulations for healthy eating options in the country’s primary schools.