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Government proposes food safety adviser

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.393f (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Alternative systems for controlling food hygiene have been proposed for Britain, depending on who wins the coming general election. The Conservative and Labour parties have different methods for restoring public confidence in meat and other foods in the aftermath of the recent food scares concerning bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Escherichia coli.

    The government hopes to restore public confidence in meat

    ROGER PERRY/IMPACT

    The Conservative government announced last week that if re-elected it will appoint an independent food safety adviser, with …

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