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Poultry welfare at slaughter: hazards identified, measures proposed

EFSA has proposed measures to address the animal welfare hazards most commonly observed during the slaughter of poultry for food production and disease control. A comprehensive overview published today covers the entire slaughter process from arrival and ...

13 November 2019
News

Slaughter of animals: poultry

The killing of poultry for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or during on‐farm slaughter. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed, from the arrival of birds in containers until their death, were grouped into thre ...

13 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Killing for purposes other than slaughter: poultry

Poultry of different ages may have to be killed on‐farm for purposes other than slaughter (in which slaughtering is defined as being for human consumption) either individually or on a large scale (e.g. because unproductive, for disease control, etc.). The ...

13 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Pest categorisation of Diabrotica virgifera zeae

The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of  Diabrotica virgifera zeae  (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), the Mexican corn rootworm, for the EU. This is one of two subspecies of  D. virgifera  which occurs in Central America, Mexico and c ...

12 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Update on chronic wasting disease (CWD) III

The European Commission asked EFSA for a Scientific Opinion: to revise the state of knowledge about the differences between the chronic wasting disease (CWD) strains found in North America (NA) and Europe and within Europe; to review new scientific eviden ...

11 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Pest categorisation of Diabrotica barberi

The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of  Diabrotica barberi  (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), the northern corn rootworm, for the EU.  D. barberi  is a univoltine species occurring in mid‐western and eastern USA and Canada, where it ...

11 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Extensive literature search on grayanotoxins and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

Deadline:  19 November 2019- 23:59 (CET) NP/EFSA/BIOCONTAM/2019/03 Budget: 50,000.00 € Approximate launch date: Beginning of November 2019 Deadline to register interest: 19/11/2019 Background: Grayanotoxins, also known as andrometodoxin, acetylandromedol ...

05 November 2019
Consultation

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the presence of quinolizidine alkaloids in feed and food, in particular in lupins and lupin‐derived products

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on a draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the presence of quinolizidine alkaloids in feed and food ...

05 November 2019
Technical report

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