Professor Susan Jebb, the chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Her research has focused on the treatment of obesity and interventions to encourage healthy and sustainable diets.
An adviser to the National Food Strategy, she chaired the cross-government expert advisory group on obesity (2007–2011) and the Department of Health responsibility deal food network (2011–2015).
On the FSA’s recent food report, she said: “The good news is that despite the challenges of the pandemic and the UK’s exit from the EU, food standards in the UK remain high.
“There are, however, challenges ahead including local authority funding pressures, the delay in establishing full UK imports controls, the cost-of-living crisis, and the ongoing global impact of the war in Ukraine.”