The UK has lifted reinforced inspections on meat products from Brazil after analyzing the country’s control system.

The decision covers consignments of beef, poultry, and meat products and preparations exported from Brazil to England, Scotland, and Wales. It comes after an audit of Brazil’s sanitary and phytosanitary controls.

Following allegations

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Members of the logistics and port health sectors have discussed food import controls at the first in a series of stakeholder forums.

More than 20 importers and agents joined one of Britain’s biggest port health authorities in May for insight into controls being performed on goods entering the United Kingdom. 

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Two academics have looked at the scale of declared conflicts of interest (COIs) in UK food policy-making agencies.

Erik Millstone, from the University of Sussex, and Tim Lang, of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London, assessed COIs at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Department for Environment, Food

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The United Kingdom has banned imports of feeder rodents from Lithuania because of a Salmonella outbreak in humans.

An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has been linked to mice imported from Lithuania used as animal feed, particularly for reptiles.

UK officials said the risk posed to public health has led
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One case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in a cow on a farm in England.

The animal died and has been removed from the farm in Somerset, according to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

The single case of classical BSE, known as mad cow disease,
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A project in the United Kingdom has received funding for the surveillance of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.

Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) involves the Food Standards Agency (FSA); Food Standards Scotland (FSS); Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); Department of Health and Social
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Officials from Poland and the United Kingdom have met virtually to discuss the safety of Polish poultry meat after it was linked to several outbreaks.

Grzegorz Puda, Polish minister of Agriculture and Forestry, spoke remotely this past week with George Eustice, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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