Public Health England (PHE)

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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Almost 850 people have fallen ill with Salmonella infections in recent years as part of an outbreak linked to feeder rodents.

The outbreak was first investigated in 2015 and most of those sick lived in households with one or more pet reptiles.

The latest warning states feeder mice are distributed
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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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