The October 2012 edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from a dedicated public access portal to the right of this news item.
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Food Update Course 2012
Location: The Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Date: Thu, 11/10/2012 - 09:00 - 16:00
An intensive course presented by REHIS with financial and organisational support from The Food Standards Agency Scotland specifically aimed at Environmental Health Officers and Food Safety Officers working in Scottish local authorities.
Participation in this course carries a maximum value of 4 ½ hours (core activity) for the REHIS Scheme of Continuing Professional Development
Regulatory approaches to protect our health at work and to prevent pollution of our environment have improved by increments over several decades. Now these approaches are being questioned. The reasons given to justify a reappraisal vary, but globalisation and recession are the principal reasons cited by business and governments for ripping up the rule book. Some argue current high standards are not affordable in a global economy; others argue there are better, less burdensome alternatives to regulation.
Third year students on the University of Malawi Polytechnic’s BSc Environmental Health degree course decided to celebrate World Environmental Health Day on the 26th September 2012 by making a video highlighting the challenges facing EH in Malawi. To access their video please follow the following YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-8zAlPbE6M.
Well done to everyone involved!
In this report the Ad Hoc Group has reviewed the evidence on toxoplasmosis in humans and animals in the UK to produce a risk profile for toxoplasma in the food chain. This follows a request from the FSA to consider whether current evidence indicates a food safety issue that needs to be addressed, which food sources are most likely to present a significant risk and what further investigations may be necessary to obtain robust data on UK prevalence and foodborne sources of toxoplasmosis.