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Neonicotinoids: EFSA evaluates emergency uses

EFSA has examined the scientific basis for emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid pesticides which were granted in seven EU Member States in 2017. EFSA’s reports evaluate on a country-by-country basis whether other pesticides could have been substitute ...

21 June 2018
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New fungus detected in EU salamanders

An emerging pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), has been detected in different species of salamanders across the EU, both kept as pets and in the wild. Cases have been reported in Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the U ...

30 April 2018
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Frozen corn likely source of ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak

Frozen corn is the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes which has affected five EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) since 2015. This is the conclusion of a rapid outbreak assessment published toda ...

22 March 2018
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Public consultation: draft guidance on stunning methods

EFSA is seeking feedback on its draft guidance to assist applications for new or modified stunning methods to be used at slaughter. The guidance aims at simplifying the structure and information required to put together applications. It also contains a se ...

13 March 2018
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Lumpy skin disease: vaccination leads to fall in outbreaks

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Balkan region fell dramatically by 95% from 7,483 in 2016 to 385 in 2017. The figures confirm that vaccination of cattle – recommended by EFSA in 2016 – is the most effective way to contain the disease. A repor ...

19 February 2018
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Listeria infections increase in vulnerable groups

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related). This is one of the main conclusions of an EFSA scientific opinion on Listeria monocytogenes and risks to publi ...

24 January 2018
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Chronic wasting disease: update on detection methods and occurrence

Diagnostic methods used in Norway detected chronic wasting disease (CWD) in reindeer, moose and red deer in 2016 and 2017, say EFSA experts. Until now, little was known about the efficacy of available methods for detecting the disease in Europe – as the d ...

17 January 2018
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Update on Salmonella Agona outbreak

The withdrawal and/or recall of infant formula produced by a single French processing company will significantly reduce the risk of more infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, say EFSA and ECDC as a result of a rapid outbreak assessment. An outbreak ...

17 January 2018
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Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which ...

12 December 2017
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