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Enormous changes have taken place in the manufacture, productionand distribution of food in the recent past. With this in mind, the foodindustry and government must be evervigilant about safety, becausethese changes in methods can result in unlookedfor changes elsewhere inthe chain. Relevant...
Foodborne disease and manutrition are the most serious threats tohealth in the UK at present. An overview of the current position isgiven and recommendations made for the achievement of genuineimprovements in food safety and, therefore, in public health.
The view of the Institution of Environmental Health Officers withregard to increased consumer safety is given. Food control is notrigorous enough in the UK and a series of reforms are suggested, as abasic minimum. It is also seen as logical to transfer all food lawresponsibility to the district...
The various authorities concerned with food safety and thearrangements for detection and withdrawal of food which is hazardous tohealth are discussed. Suspect food can be removed from sale and fromcatering establishments rapidly thanks to the warning system organisedby the Department of Health.
Despite public unease, certain irradiated foods will be legally onsale in the UK in 1990. The irradiation process is outlined and itsapplications described. At present 36 countries have legalised theprocess and more than 40 different foods are treated. Although theprocess has as yet no detection...
The scientific basis of MAFFs policy on the chemical safety offood is described. Examples are provided of the independent advisorycommittee structure which depends on scientific information and advicein formulating proposals to Government. This science takes the form ofpremarket evaluations of...
A summary of the issue of food safety is given, in the light ofrecent public concern over food hazards in the UK. The future of foodsafety is discussed and mention is made of the role of the variousenforcement officers associated with the health and wholesomeness offood
The history of the veterinary profession and its links with meathygiene are described. Most EC countries, and many other developedcountries, give veterinarians considerably more responsibility in thisarea than is the case in the UK Clearly, a profession which is committedto the health of...
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