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RIAMS News – Weekly Update

July 22, 2013
Food

This week’s RIAMS News includes details of two new reports into the contamination of beef products with horse and pork meat, a new procedure from The CIEH National Pest Advisory Panel on Cockroaches and a review of the procedure on noxious weeds.

Review of Food Standards Agency response to the incident of contamination of beef products with horse and pork meat and DNA ?Professor Pat Troop June 2013
This is the final copy of an independent report by Professor Pat Troop former Chief Executive of the Health Protection Agency the findings of which were presented to the Food Standards Agency Board on 4th June.?

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Report of the Investigation by the FSA into incidents of adulteration of comminuted beef products with horse meat and DNA
This report was published on June 28th and contains the FSA?s final response to the adulteration of processed meats with horse and pork meat DNA. Recommendations include the need for the FSA to improve its major incident plan, the need for improved intelligence across the food?industry, and a review of the agencies powers and use of framework agreements.

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Pest Control Procedures Manual – Cockroaches CIEH April 2013
The CIEH National Pest Advisory Panel has produced another Pest Control Procedures Manual to deal with cockroaches. The manual is located on RIAMS in the insects sub-category guidance section of the Pest Control module.

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Invasive and Injurious Weeds (Noxious Weeds)
The procedures dealing with Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort and Himalayan Balsam have been reviewed and expanded. The title has been changed to more accurately reflect the invasive or injurious nature nature of the plants.? Additional contact details for the relevant agencies have also been added to the procedure.

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