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Government response to the foot and mouth disease 2007 review

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This response describes how the Government has learned from its experiences in 2007 and is implementing the recommendations set out in Sir Iain Anderson’s review (HC 312, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780102953220). The review made 26 recommendations grouped under eight of the nine lessons identified following the earlier 2001 outbreak: maintain vigilance; be prepared; react with speed and certainty; explain policies, plans and practices; respect local knowledge; risk assessment and cost benefit analysis; data and information management systems; base decisions on best available science.

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