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World Vets Day 2024: Veterinarians are essential health workers

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An Official Veterinarian in a green FSA helmet and smock looks down at a clipboard while stood in a cattle shed.

As the global veterinary community celebrates World Veterinary Day 2024 tomorrow, Jane Clark, Director of Veterinary Services for the Food Standards Agency, shares her thoughts on the vital role of Veterinarians in public health and the opportunities and challenges facing the profession.

A look back at the PATH-SAFE Biosurveillance Conference 2024

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At the end of February, the Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture Food and Environment (PATH-SAFE) team hosted a two-day conference to facilitate knowledge exchange within the biosurveillance community, by showcasing the innovative work that has been undertaken within the PATH-SAFE programme, and other related biosurveillance programmes.

British Science Week – Career conversations with FSA scientists

British Science Week - Career conversations

With activity well underway for British Science Week, we wanted to shine a light on our scientists and help others connect to the interesting and varied work they do.

The FSA takes time for British Science Week

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British Science Week

There is no question that what and how we eat has evolved dramatically over time - I’m sure I’m not alone in eating a diet that is radically different to the one my parents or grandparents ate. This is partly about cultural and societal changes, but also owes a lot to science and the technological changes that have transformed the food system over recent decades.