Improved surveillance and reporting of foodborne viral infection, along with good hygiene practice, are called for in a report from the Departments of Health and Agriculture. Report by the Advisory Committee on Microbiolical Safety of Food, £17.50, Stationery Office.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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