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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.

Chair's stakeholder message - Highlighting food safety and standards resource challenges

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Professor Susan Jebb, Food Standards Agency Chair, March 2022

Alongside Food Standards Scotland (FSS), we have published their annual ‘Our Food’ report, which reviews food standards across the UK for 2022. This is the second report since the UK left the EU and is an independent and evidence-based annual assessment of food standards across all four nations.