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EFSA evaluates Salmonella contamination of pigs at slaughter

EFSA’s Task Force on Zoonoses Data Collection has today published an analysis of the risk factors related to Salmonella in slaughter pigs within the European Union (EU). Whilst the results revealed that Salmonella infected pigs were more likely to lead to ...

22 December 2008
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EFSA initiates pan-European research project on bee decline

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has awarded a grant of €100,000 to a consortium of European scientific institutes [1] to study so-called “Colony Collapse Disorder” (or CCD [2]) in honey bees.  The 9-month project – which is being co-ordinated by ...

19 December 2008
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EFSA evaluates TSE risk from small ruminants’ milk

In an opinion published today, EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) assessed the human and animal exposure to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSEs) agents from milk and milk products derived from sheep and goats. The Panel concluded that m ...

06 November 2008
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New EFSA body to coordinate pesticide risk assessment

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is setting up a new committee to further strengthen its role in reviewing the safety of active substances used in pesticides together with the European Commission and EU member states. Meeting in Paris, EFSA’s Adv ...

23 September 2008
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EFSA adopts opinion on antibiotic resistant bacteria

EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) has adopted an opinion on the role of food consumption and processing in human exposure to antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria, an emerging biological hazard caused in part by the use of antimicrobial agents ...

04 August 2008
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EFSA publishes two opinions on testing levels for BSE in cattle

The Biological Hazards Panel (BIOHAZ) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published two opinions on the monitoring of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle in the first 15 countries to join the European Union (EU 15)[1]. Annually a ...

17 July 2008
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