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Health: E. coli

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 1 April 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government following E. coli outbreaks in Scotland and Wales, what plans they have to implement the recommendations of Professor Hugh Pennington's report throughout the United Kingdom. [HL2540]

The report of the E.coli public inquiry set up by the National Assembly for Wales and chaired by Professor Pennington was published on 19 March 2009. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is considering its response to the report and the recommendations. The issues will be discussed further at the FSA's open board meeting in April. While the recommendations are targeted at organisations that serve people in Wales, where appropriate, action will be taken across the United Kingdom.