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The United Kingdom’s top food microbiology lab has continued to see a drop in communications with European counterparts after Brexit.

Findings come from a report covering work of the UK’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology between April 2022 and March 2023.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) provides

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The COVID-19 pandemic and EU exit put “pressure” on the United Kingdom’s main lab for food microbiology, according to an annual report.

The UK’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology is Public Health England.

Despite the pressure leaving the European Union and the coronavirus pandemic had on the service,
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Controls on the ready-to-eat food sector in Belgium mostly ensure compliance with European union rules, but some issues are not detected or treated seriously enough.

DG Sante, the unit that leads the European Commission’s policies on health and food safety, found the systems are generally effective in identifying hygiene non-compliances.
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Public Health England was informed of multiple European clusters of illness last year including Listeria and Salmonella in the Czech Republic, according to a recent report.

The report summarizes activities of the United Kingdom’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology from April 2018 to March 2019. Public Health England
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