zoonoses, monitoring, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, parasites, food-borne outbreaks
Scientific Report of EFSA
EFSA Journal 2015;13(1):3991 [165 pp.].
European Food Safety Authority
This report was revised to reflect updated datasets submitted by Romania, Ireland, Portugal and Germany during 2015. The updated data relate to Salmonella in poultry species for Romania, verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) in dairy products for Ireland, rabies in stray dogs and stray cats for Portugal, and West Nile virus (WNV) in birds for Germany. The following sections on Salmonella were amended: Summary – Salmonella (p. 5) and rabies (p. 9); Section 3.1.2 – Salmonella in animals (Table 5 Salmonella in breeding flocks, Table 6 Salmonella in laying hen flocks, Table 7 Salmonella in broiler flocks, Table 9 Salmonella in fattening flocks of turkeys and related Figures); and Section 3.1.4 – Salmonella discussion. The revised data did not change the outcome that Romania met its Salmonella reduction targets for poultry in 2013. At EU level, the prevalence of the five targeted Salmonella serovars in adult breeding flocks tested under the mandatory Salmonella control programmes was 0.6% in 2013, unchanged from 2012. In relation to VTEC, Section 3.4.2 (test results in dairy products found negative by Ireland) was amended. Section 3.11.2 on rabies was amended (rabies in animals with testing results in stray dogs and stray cats found negative by Portugal). Section 3.13.2 on WNV was amended (WNV in animals with test results in birds found negative by Germany).