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In this frank account of events, Sir Richard Packer, former Permanent Secretary at MAFF, details the facts of the BSE outbreak, how government responded to the crisis and how the press contributed to widespread public panic. He reveals how the decisions taken to protect public health were a combination of informed guesswork and sheer good fortune.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403985293
ISBN-10: 1403985294
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Packer

SIR RICHARD PACKER initially trained as a scientist. He had a distinguished civil service career being the youngest Permanent Secretary ever appointed to the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, a post he held for seven years until 2000. His earlier career centred on the agricultural and fishing policies of the European Union. He is now a Non-executive Director of Arla, the largest UK dairy company.