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Feeding milk containing residues of antimicrobials to calves

Dairy calves fed milk from cows treated with antimicrobials have a higher probability of excreting  resistant bacteria through their faeces than those who aren’t. This is one of the conclusions of an EFSA scientific opinion on the risk of antimicrobial re ...

27 January 2017
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Chronic wasting disease: addressing risks for the EU

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is most likely to enter the European Union through the movement of live cervids – such as reindeer and moose – that are transported or roam freely from Norway to Sweden and Finland. EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards has iden ...

18 January 2017
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Botulism outbreak associated with dried salted fish

Authorities in Germany and Spain have reported six cases of foodborne botulism associated with the consumption of dried salted fish in November-December 2016. EFSA and ECDC worked jointly to assess the extent of this multi-country outbreak and to identify ...

21 December 2016
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Low incidence of TSEs in the EU, says EFSA report

EFSA has published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep and goats. Previously, the annual reports on TSEs were compiled by the European Commission. TSEs are a group of diseases  ...

01 December 2016
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Multi-country Salmonella outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between 1 May and 12 October 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported by Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. In addition, Croa ...

27 October 2016
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Breaking news from EFSA’s expert meetings: biological hazards

Watch our news video report to find out what was discussed at this week’s open meeting of EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards. EFSA is constantly looking at ways to make its scientific work more open and transparent. We are publishing video reports like th ...

08 September 2016
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Colistin: reduce use in animals, says EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its 2013 scientific advice on the use in animals of the antibiotic colistin. The new advice was requested by the European Commission following the discovery of a new mechanism of resistance in bacteria to co ...

27 July 2016
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