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.
The Food Standards Agency Board has appointed Professor Charles Milne as its Acting Chief Executive until Catherine Brown, the newly appointed Chief Executive, takes up her post on 16 October. Professor Milne, Director of FSA Scotland, takes up his appointment with immediate effect and will continue to discharge his duties as Director of FSA Scotland.
The Institute recognised the need for Elementary Food Hygiene training for school students some years ago. The Food Hygiene in Schools Initiative was launched to meet that need. Schools can be approved to provide the REHIS course to students aged 13-18 inclusive, attending the school full time and who participate in the course as part of their home economics education.
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Food Safety Seminar and Southern Centre AGM
REHIS Southern Centre Seminar-Investigative Skills
Law Enforcement Course 2012
The August 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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