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Public Health England (PHE) - Articles and news items

E. coli O157 outbreak might be associated with mixed salad leaves

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

PHE has confirmed 151 cases of this strain of E. coli. Two of the individuals with E. coli O157 have died and sixty-two people have received hospital care…

Controversial report says official advice on a low-fat diet is wrong

Industry news  •  23 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

NOF are calling for a complete overhaul of dietary advice and public health messaging, saying current low-fat diet advice is based on ‘flawed science’…

PHE survey finds adult salt consumption is decreasing

Industry news  •  6 April 2016  •  Victoria White

PHE’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows that adults have cut their average salt consumption by 0.9 grams per day in the decade from 2005 to 2014…

Is sugar the new fat?

Blogs  •  5 February 2016  •  Victoria White, New Food

We want your comments on the sugar debate. Do you think manufacturers should be doing more to reduce sugar in products? Perhaps you think consumers should take more responsibility for their own sugar intake? Let us know…

Public Health England launches Sugar Smart app

Industry news  •  5 January 2016  •  Victoria White

The Sugar Smart app works by scanning the barcode of products and revealing the amount of total sugar it contains in cubes and grams…

Sugar tax! Public Health England publishes its review on sugar

Industry news  •  23 October 2015  •  Victoria White

PHE’s “Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action”, outlining a broad range of measures for sugar reduction, including a tax on high sugar products, has been published…

Case of avian flu confirmed at Lancashire farm

Industry news  •  15 July 2015  •  

A case of avian flu has now been confirmed at a Lancashire farm. A 10km surveillance zone and 3km protection zone have been put in place around the farm…

Suspect case of bird flu at Lancashire farm

Industry news  •  13 July 2015  •  Victoria White

A temporary control zone has been imposed at a poultry farm in Lancashire in light of a suspect case of bird flu, says DEFRA…


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