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Public consultation: Ochratoxin A

EFSA is seeking feedback from interested parties on its scientific opinion about public health risks related to the presence of Ochratoxin A (OTA) in food – a mycotoxin naturally produced by fungi such as the Penicillium and Aspergillus species. The deadl ...

04 December 2019
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2019

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). European Antibiotic Awareness Day takes place every year on 18 November to raise awareness of the threat to public health from antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent use of antibiotics. Fight ...

18 November 2019
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Poultry welfare at slaughter: hazards identified, measures proposed

EFSA has proposed measures to address the animal welfare hazards most commonly observed during the slaughter of poultry for food production and disease control. A comprehensive overview published today covers the entire slaughter process from arrival and ...

13 November 2019
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African swine fever: early detection is key to controlling spread

Improved surveillance, communication and collaboration are key to controlling the spread of African swine fever in Europe, according to a new risk assessment carried out by EFSA. The assessment estimates the potential for the disease to spread across sout ...

05 November 2019
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Xylella fastidiosa: ‘Together we can find solutions’

“The whole EU territory is at risk from Xylella fastidiosa, and the more the scientific community works together on this issue, the quicker we’ll be to find solutions to tackle this pest.” That was how Claude Bragard, chair of EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health ...

30 October 2019
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Conference on Xylella fastidiosa: watch live!

The second scientific conference on Xylella fastidiosa begins in Corsica tomorrow (29 October), and you can follow it live on the EFSA website. Around 350 plant health specialists from around the world will spend two days discussing and debating the lates ...

28 October 2019
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Priority plant pests in the EU: 5 things you need to know

What are priority pests? The 20 pests on the list published by the European Commission in October 2019 are quarantine pests that have been identified as top priorities for EU Member States based on the severity of the economic, social and environmental pr ...

11 October 2019
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Plant health: EU prioritises 20 pests

The European Commission has published a list of 20 “priority pests” that present the most serious economic, environmental and social threat to EU countries. The list includes Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanese beetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, citrus gr ...

11 October 2019
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