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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently re ...

18 February 2019
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EU-FORA Fellowship Programme: apply for third round by 31 January

You can still apply to be a fellow or hosting site for the next cycle(s) of EFSA’s European Food Risk Assessment (EU-FORA) Fellowship Programme, a key initiative for building the EU’s scientific assessment capacity and knowledge community. EU-FORA is aime ...

14 January 2019
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Public consultation: Guidance on assessing high-risk plants

EFSA is inviting comments on its draft guidance for assessing plants listed as high-risk by the European Union. Last week experts from all EU countries approved a list of 39 plants that are deemed to be high-risk because they are associated with dangerous ...

17 December 2018
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EFSA Management Board reappoints Bernhard Url as Executive Director

BURL_1.jpg At its final meeting in 2018, EFSA’s Management Board reappointed Bernhard Url as EFSA’s Executive Director. “On behalf of EFSA’s Management Board, it gives me great pleasure to reappoint Bernhard Url as EFSA’s Executive Director,” Jaana Husu-K ...

12 December 2018
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Zoonotic diseases: progress has stalled

There were only minor fluctuations in reported cases of three main zoonotic diseases in the EU last year compared to 2016. The number of reported cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis has remained stable over the past five years, although listerio ...

12 December 2018
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Updates on the presence of TSEs in the EU

EFSA has published its third summary report on the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in the EU. The report provides results on data collected by all EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland for 2017. The main findings ...

29 November 2018
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Dietary reference values: interactive tool goes live

EFSA has launched an interactive tool that allows nutritionists and other health professionals to make quick and easy calculations using EFSA’s dietary reference values. The DRV Finder searches by population group or nutrient, allowing users to extract an ...

29 November 2018
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

Mark your calendar for this year’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). European Antibiotic Awareness Day takes place every year on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health from antibiotic resistance and the importance of prud ...

12 November 2018
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Food safety: simplified approach to make food donations easier

EFSA has developed a new food safety management approach that makes it simpler for small retailers to donate food. The simplified system would mean that retailers are not required to have detailed knowledge of specific hazards. It includes steps for check ...

07 November 2018
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