Veggie Debby is in charge of the animal inquiry; FOOT AND MOUTH IS BACK.THE investigation into the latest crisis affecting our meat is led by Chief Veterinary Officer Debby Reynolds - who is a vegetarian.
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is a UK cabinet-level position in charge of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the successor to the positions of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Secretary of State for the , said: "She and her team have done an extraordinary job."
Before her current post, Dr Reynolds was veterinary director at the Food Standards Agency The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food throughout the United Kingdom and is led by an appointed board that is intended to act in the public . She is also the director general for animal health and welfare and is responsible for shaping UK animal health policy. She gave extensive guidance to the Government on the bird flu bird flu: see influenza.
or avian influenza
viral respiratory disease, mainly of birds including poultry and waterbirds but also transmissible to humans. virus which hit the UK in 2005.
Dr Reynolds qualified as a veterinary surgeon with honours from the University of Bristol in 1975.
In her early career, she was a veterinary research officer at the Institute of Animal Health.
She joined the state veterinary service The State Veterinary Service(SVS) is an executive agency of the UK government department the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It is the government's delivery agent responsible for animal health and welfare in England, Scotland and Wales. in 1984.
SUSPICIONS: Testing centre; AT HELM: Reynolds