The UK government has replaced its food and health secretaries as part of a Cabinet reshuffle.

Owen Paterson has been named as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He replaces Caroline Spelman in the role.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley – the architect of the Government’s Responsibility Deal with the food industry – has been replaced by former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Lansley has been handed a new role as leader of the House of Commons.

Food and farming minister Jim Paice was also replaced in his role, by Liberal Democrat MP David Heath.

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