The Government Chemist have published their strategy for the next few years focusing on four key aims: Protecting consumers in a changing world; Supporting business and government across the UK; Maximising UK measurement infrastructure to address future challenges and Growing collaborative national skills initiatives. This strategy builds upon horizon scanning activities, the current and likely changing regulatory environment and recent stakeholder consultations. IFST strongly support the Government Chemist goals in promoting and applying evidence-based science to protect public health.
The Government Chemist acts as an expert advisor to the government around molecular biology, chemical and biological metrology, and food science. The specialist team resolves scientific disputes as a referee analyst, provides advice to both regulators and industry as well as carrying out research. For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/government-chemist/about