Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has expressed concern that local authorities do not have the resources to deliver food controls.

Local authorities are responsible for enforcing compliance with food safety and standards legislation for food businesses. The FSA monitors and reports on their performance but does not decide how they are funded.

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One person has died in a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in the United Kingdom, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

UKHSA, Public Health Scotland (PHS), and other agencies are investigating the E. coli O145 outbreak identified by analyzing whole genome sequencing (WGS) data.

Thirty confirmed cases

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