During the period 2012–2016, the FSVO and its predecessors SFVO and the Food Safety Department at the FOPH spent slightly over CHF 28 million on research. This volume funded research projects in all parts of the FSVO.
The FSVO supports governmental research projects with a high implementation value. This provides a scientific basis for the FSVO’s activities. The type of implementation is divided below into a number of implementation categories based on the primary implementation.