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IID3 - why research into infectious intestinal disease matters

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One of the Food Standards Agency's ongoing commitments to food safety is surveillance. As part of this, we actively monitor the levels of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in the UK.

While we regularly review the number of confirmed IID cases, not all cases that occur in the UK population will be recorded by public health systems.

And the winner of the RCVS Impact Award is... Collin Willson!

Collin Willson at the RCVS Awards Day. He is in front of a large screen that says "I am honoured to have been nominated by the BVA and veterinary colleagues for this award. It is a reflection of the continuing work by BVA to advance the understanding of animal welfare.

Earlier this month Collin Willson, Animal Welfare Veterinary Lead for the FSA in Wales, won the Impact Award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It recognises his long and impactful career in veterinary public health and food safety.

An evaluation of Natasha’s Law and FSA’s next steps on food hypersensitivity

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A woman crouching in a supermarket aisle. She has a yellow tin of food in her left hand and is reaching for another from a shelf. Food Standards Agency logo in bottom right.

In October 2021, following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, we introduced a new allergen labelling law, also known as Natasha’s Law. Deputy Director of Food Policy, Natasha Smith, has written about the impact of the law and our next steps in relation to food hypersensitivity.