Report of UK National Reference Laboratory for Food Microbiology: Activities for Listeria monocytogenes, coagulase positive staphylococci, Escherichia coli (including STEC), Campylobacter, Salmonella and antimicrobial resistance – Public Health England

Public Health England provides the service of the UK’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology for the following work areas: Listeria monocytogenes coagulase-positive staphylococci Escherichia coli (including VTEC) campylobacter salmonella antimicrobial resistance Theis annual report summarises the activities of

Our future in the land – Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report that argues that action must be taken in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the costs of

National Child Measurement Programme: Operational guidance 2019 – Public Health England

The National child measurement programme (NCMP) is part of the government’s commitment to dealing with the public health challenge of excess weight. The NCMP Operational guidance 2018 has been revised and chapter 3 has been updated. this document provides guidance

Prehabilitation for people with cancer: Principles and guidance for prehabilitation within the management and support of people with cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support

Document published byThe Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on prehabilitation

The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Amendment No 2) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 – Food Standards Agency and Department of Health and Social Care

The purpose of this Statutory Instrument is to ensure Northern Ireland legislation relating to food and feed hygiene and safety continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU. This Statutory Instrument revokes The Food and Feed Hygiene and

The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (withdrawn) – Food Standards Agency and Department of Health and Social Care

The purpose of this Statutory Instrument is to ensure Northern Ireland legislation relating to food and feed hygiene and safety continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU. The government withdrew this statutory instrument from consideration.

Sugar reduction in post-Brexit UK: A supply-side policy agenda: (FRC Food Brexit Breifing) – Food Research Collaboration

The withdrawal of the UK from the EU means that new regulations must be put in place to govern the supply of sugar and other agricultural commodities. In light of this, this briefing looks at five policy options that could

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

Childhood obesity: a plan for action: A consideration of interactions between modelled policies – Department of Health and Social Care

This paper considers four of the proposed regulatory policies that are being targeted at the population in the retail and out-of-home environment, aiming to influence consumer behaviour. It looks at the possible interactions between these proposed policies with three Chapter 1

Overview of the 6 early years and school aged years high impact areas: Health visitors and school nurses leading the Healthy Child Programme – Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health

The Use of Biomarkers in Carcinogenic Risk Assessment – Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

This guidance statement from the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC) explains how biomarkers are utilised within the individual components of the risk assessment process.

Summary of Results: Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus Scheme: External Quality Assessment for Microbiology – Public Health England

This Scheme provides external quality assessment samples for laboratories that examine food products or waters for hepatitis A virus and norovirus using the reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 sets out specifications for an increased level of

Managing malnutrition to improve lives and save money – British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition report considering why malnutrition costs so much and highlights the importance of identifying and appropriately managing malnutrition and the cost savings that can be achieved by better management of malnutrition.

Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 2017: (RIFE – 23) – Environment Agency

Report giving a detailed assessment of radioactivity in food and the environment and the public’s exposure to radiation during a 2017. It shows that the public’s exposure to authorised discharges and direct radiation around the 39 nuclear sites in the

Prescribing Gluten-Free Foods in Primary Care: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England

Supporting guidance for CCGs, which is intended to communicate changes in regulations, and to support CCGs with their development of their local Gluten-Free food prescribing policies. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available. Additional Items  

Evaluating implementation of the WHO set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children. Progress, challenges and guidance for next steps in the WHO European Region – World Health Organization

A growing body of independent monitoring and research indicates that existing policies and regulations are markedly insufficient to address the continuing challenges in this field. Policies and regulations tend to use narrow definitions and criteria (they frequently apply to pre-digital

Healthy Weight in the North West Population – North West Public Health Observatory

This is the seventh in the series of synthesis reports, produced by the North West Public Health Observatory, that aim to bring together policy, evidence and intelligence on specific topics. This report examines weight issues in the North West population.

Health and Lifestyles in the North West – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The North West regional lifestyle survey – the largest ever survey in the region – took place between June and December 2007. The region’s residents were asked about their general health, height and weight, diet and nutrition, physical activity, alcohol

Indicators of Children and Adults’ Healthy Weight in North West Local Authorities – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report provides a summary (for each of the North West local authorities) of 29 measures that have, or are considered to have, an established relationship to weight – covering key themes such as food and diet, physical activity, breastfeeding