UK: Food Standards Agency to Reduce Food Poisoning by 20%
The newly established Food Standards Agency is to tackle the increasing cost of food poisoning with the funding announced in the Government's spending review. Up to 4.5 million people a year are estimated to suffer from food-borne disease. Of these, there are about half a million cases of the most common forms of food poisoning (Campylobacter, Salmonella) and up to 750,000 people a year consult their GPs suffering from these illnesses. Around 50-60 people a year die from food poisoning.The cost to the NHS and business is estimated to be £79 a case, putting the annual cost at up to £350 million a year. The costs of the most common forms of food poisoning (Campylobacter, Salmonella) is estimated at £110 million a year.Plans include:
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Danone's Q1: four things to learn
- Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?
- Column: Why snacking is the new meal
- Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn
- Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically
- Nestle to cut UK confectionery jobs
- PepsiCo affirms full-year target as Q1 hits mark
- Tyson to buy burger-to-entree firm AdvancePierre
- Tyson shops Sara Lee bakery, Kettle and Van's
- Glanbia signs deal on Dairy Ireland stake sale