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African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread

EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important role in the spread of the disease. In a scientifi ...

11 July 2018
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Listeria monocytogenes: update on foodborne outbreak

Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom since 2015. Experts used whole genome sequencing to identify ...

03 July 2018
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Bee health: data partnership a ‘milestone’ in European campaign

The establishment of the EU Bee Partnership could be a milestone in the fight to protect bees, the chair of the European Parliament’s Bee Week said at the conclusion of this year’s event. Michel Dantin MEP made his remarks after he and more than 150 other ...

29 June 2018
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Whole genome sequencing in food safety: the state of play

EFSA has published two reports which provide a picture of how whole genome sequencing (WGS) can be used in food safety and how extensively such techniques are used in Europe. WGS is increasingly used in public health and food safety laboratories, but it i ...

29 June 2018
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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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Environmental risk: urgent need for harmonisation

There is an urgent need for harmonisation of environmental risk assessment in different scientific fields. That was the overall conclusion from a symposium on risk assessment and risk management cooperation on environmental protection goals, organised by ...

20 April 2018
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EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins

EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe. When taken as ...

18 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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