February 2016

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Andy Morling, the Head of the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), has been in post since March 2015. In his first few months he has been focusing on refining the function of the NFCU to maximise its ability to identify and mitigate food crime threats to consumers. Here he responds to questions about the activities of the new unit.

Food Safety: Emerging Issues, Technologies and Systems

Food safety science is dynamic. Not only are molecular fingerprinting methods developing with increasing speed, but their costs are falling even faster. As ever we have to face the challenge presented by evolution: our microbial adversaries are changing too, often in an unpredictable way. Making sure that food handler training is effective and its impact is sustained requires us to be sociologists as well as microbiologists. We have to be Jacks-of-all-trades and masters of everything!

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