Jatinder Paul warns that cuts to the Food Standard Agency's budget and lack of compulsory food hygiene ratings could leave consumers at risk

The public health arena is increasingly coming under the spotlight, both in the media and in the legal world. Consumers place their faith in food manufacturers and retailers, expecting food products to be, at the very least, suitable for consumption. Indeed, that is a legal requirement.

Bacterial illnesses such as salmonella, campylobacter, and Legionnaires' disease have become all too common over the past decade, affecting millions of people and sometimes causing life-changing long-term symptoms or, in the most serious cases, even death.

The potential seriousness of such infections should not be underestimated, and it is vital that authorities ...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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