This document contains the following information: Government response to the foot and mouth disease 2007 review.
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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