EXPANDYS via YOUTUBE 31/01/15 L'Agroalimentaire au Royaume-Uni. FAS USDA 16/12/16 Retail Foods_London_United Kingdom_12-13-2016. FARMING FUTURES 15/07/16 First ever UK digital crop map from satellite data. The first ever digital map of the UK’s arable crops has been created through an innovative collaborationbetween environmental researchers and business using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 Radar Satellite.
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has joined forces with Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd (RSAC) to produce Land Cover plus: Crops. It combines CEH’s existing UK Land Cover Map with new analysis of radar satellite data to map arable crops and grassland at the field level. Land Cover plus: Crops is one of the first operational products to be obtained from the European Copernicus Sentinel Mission, which is a long-term programme providing a series of satellites for reliable, repeated monitoring of the earth surface. A time series of Sentinel-1 radar data have been used to produce the 2015 map, with more than 350 individual images of the UK being processed covering the whole crop growing season. Derniers rapports OAV concernant le Royaume-Uni. Member States are requested to present action plans to DG SANTE, Directorate F - Health and food audits and analysis on how they intend to address any shortcomings revealed during its inspections and audits.
Verification of the completion and effectiveness of corrective actions is an integral part of DG SANTE activity and auditors from it's Directorate F revisits the Member States regularly to monitor progress in relation to the outstanding issues This part of the country profile gives the current status of actions undertaken in response to DG SANTE's recommendations. It is updated at regular intervals, based on assessments made following the most recent missions to the Member State and on any other relevant information received by the Commission from the Member State.
The purpose of this part of the country profile is to provide an overview of how control systems for food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health are organised in the Member State. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28 2015 - Examining how German and British Consumers’ Food Safety Concerns Moderate their Country of Origin Preferences.
BLOG D ALBERT AMGAR 23/06/16 Royaume-Uni : Création de ‘Food Crime Confidential’. Un communiqué de la Food standards Agency annonce que La National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) a lancé le 23 juin 2016 « Food Crime Confidential », un centre de déclaration où la criminalité alimentaire peut être rapporté en toute sécurité et en toute confiance, par téléphone et par e-mail.
PARLIAMENT_UK 24/03/15 Defra needs strong leadership and expertise to support UK environment and farming. 24 March 2015 MPs are concerned that the hollowing out of Defra has left the core Department less effective in persuading decision-makers in other government departments and Brussels to follow its agenda.
Firm Ministerial leadership and sufficient in-house expertise is needed at the heart of Defra to ensure it can deliver its priorities effectively. Chair's comments Committee Chair, Anne McIntosh MP commented: "Defra is a small government department so must punch above its weight if it is to deliver its cross-cutting aims for the environment, rural communities and British farming, at home and in Brussels. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee today publishes, Work of the Committee: 2010-15, its review of its scrutiny of Defra over the past five years. Miss McIntosh MP said: "Defra has taken welcome steps to implement our recommendations on key issues such as strengthening dog control legislation and improving the Water Act.
Policy failures. KENT ONLINE (UK) 15/01/14 Medway named third worst in the country for food hygiene checks in Which? report. Bosses at Medway Council said huge improvements have been made to make sure businesses are complying with food hygiene regulations.
The authority has hit back at a damning report which placed Medway among the worst in the country for inspection checks. Councils that have been failing to ensure food businesses comply with hygiene regulations have been named and shamed by consumer watchdog Which? In a report published this week. The investigation, using data from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), rated 395 local authorities based on the number of inspections it carries out, how many high and medium-risk food premises were not complying with safety rules, the amount of follow-up action taken and the percentage of premises yet to receive a risk rating. Medway was ranked the third worst performing authority in the country. DGCCRF ECO - NOV 2013 - Deux modèles de grande distribution alimentaire dissymétriques : l’Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni. PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND 14/07/14 Report of UK National Reference Laboratory for Food Microbiology: 2013 to 2014.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE - JUNE 2003 - Precautionary bans or sacrificial lambs? Participative risk regulation and the reform of the UK food safety regime. GOV_UK - JANUARY 2014 - Government Chemist 2011-2014 Programme - Annual Statement of Statutory Scope Au sommaire: Food Safety Act 1990 Agriculture Act 1970 Farm and Garden Chemicals Act 1967. THE PARLIAMENT MAGAZINE 25/06/14 New parliament must ensure veterinary legislation becomes 'more efficient'
Animal health products play an essential role not only in safeguarding public and animal health but also as a key tool in Europe’s agri-food business.
With the legislation governing veterinary medicines due for review this autumn in the new parliament, it’s time to complete the journey to one true single market. The single market is a European policy now more than 30 years in the making. The ideal is there and there are processes in place which allow for animal health products to be made available to farmers and vets across Europe but the procedures involved are burdensome in terms of administrative tasks and they are costly (double that of human medicines). Despite the evidence showing that having to seek marketing authorisation in each of the 28 member states is far from cost-effective, there is a continued lack of harmonisation in the rules governing veterinary medicines. HPA - JUIN 2014 - Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14.
MEAT INFO 15/01/14 Government cuts and deregulation are affecting meat safety, says Unison. Heather Wakefield, Unison head of local government, called the cuts ‘toxic’ and said: “Due to the government’s willingness to allow the slaughter and food processing industry to police itself, consumers are at risk of a repeat of the horsemeat scandal.”
Unison also said the recent Which? Report, ‘How safe is your food?’ Revealed some local authorities were struggling to ensure local businesses complied with hygiene rules. Last week the union published figures showing that councils in England had cut almost £11bn from their budgets in the first two years of the coalition government. Wakefield added: “These budget cuts have led to tough choices in councils across the country and trading standards and environmental health have been hit hard. “Deregulation of meat inspection is likely to increase the likelihood of further scandals in the future, adding to the risk to consumers. TRADING STANDARDS INSTITUTE 04/06/13 Présentation : Food Safety Consumer protection? HPA_ORG_UK - AVRIL 2013 - The history of the Health Protection Agency 2003–2013. Authors: Public Health England Publication date: April 2013 Synopsis To mark the transition of the Health Protection Agency into Public Health England in April 2013, former and current HPA staff gathered together in January 2013 to hold a Witness Seminar.
The Seminar, organised in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust, provided staff with an opportunity to record their memories of the Agency and to reflect on its history. An edited transcript of the Witness Seminar, available to download here, is intended to act as a tribute to the efforts of all those who worked for the Health Protection Agency over the past decade, as a contribution to the wider history of public health in Britain, and as an important legacy document for Public Health England. Availability.
HPA_ORG_UK - JUILLET 2013 - Health Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2013. BBC 28/11/13 Food outlets will be forced to display hygiene ratings. 28 November 2013Last updated at 07:31 ET The Welsh government scheme rates outlets from zero to five based on how food is prepared, cooked and stored Wales has become the first part of the UK to force food outlets to prominently display food hygiene ratings.
The new law, which came into force on Thursday, builds on a voluntary scheme which was introduced three years ago. Over the next 18 months, restaurants, takeaways and supermarkets must display ratings from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest). But the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is still worried that food premises with poor ratings will not get their re-inspections quickly enough. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote A failure to provide timely re-inspections is in danger of undermining the scheme and stands in the way of its ultimate aim”
LEGISLATION_GOV_UK - 2013 - FOOD, ENGLAND The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013. NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE 10/10/13 Food safety and authenticity in the processed meat supply chain. SOUTH SOMERSET DISTRICT COUNCIL - Food and Safety Unit Service Plan 2013/14. ARGYLL BUTE COUNCIL (UK) - Food Safety Law Enforcement Plan 2013/14. BRITISH MEAT PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION 01/02/14 Health and Safety Guidance Notes for the Meat Industry. MARS 2013 - Follow-up study of hygiene practices in catering premises at large scale events in the United Kingdom. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-011011-13 Étiquetage des denrées alimentaires: système britannique des «feux de signal. À la suite d'une recommandation émise, le 19 juin 2013, par le ministère britannique de la santé, la grande distribution au Royaume-Uni procède à un étiquetage des produits alimentaires conformément à un système de codes de couleurs (rouge, orange et vert) qui varient selon la teneur en matières grasses, en graisses saturées, en sel et en sucre des aliments.
Cette recommandation a été adoptée sur une base volontaire, conformément à l'article 35, paragraphe 2, du règlement (UE) n° 1169/2011. Le même règlement dispose que certaines exigences doivent être respectées (article 35, paragraphe 1) et que la Commission doit adopter des actes d'exécution. Tout système qui classifie les denrées alimentaires sur la seule base de leur teneur en matières grasses risque de pénaliser de nombreux produits européens (le parmigiano reggiano, la mozzarella, d'autres fromages, le jambon, etc.) qui seraient alors réputés «mauvais pour la santé», malgré la qualité élevée de ces produits. HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY - Annual reports. NADIS - National animal disease information service. BBSRC - Annual report and accounts 2009-2010 - Pension Schemes Accounts 2009-2010 (PDF 449KB)
BBSRC - Biotechnology and biological Sciences Research Council.