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Neonicotinoids: risks to bees confirmed

Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by EFSA. The Authority has updated its risk assessments of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – tha ...

28 February 2018
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Listeria infections increase in vulnerable groups

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related). This is one of the main conclusions of an EFSA scientific opinion on Listeria monocytogenes and risks to publi ...

24 January 2018
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Chronic wasting disease: update on detection methods and occurrence

Diagnostic methods used in Norway detected chronic wasting disease (CWD) in reindeer, moose and red deer in 2016 and 2017, say EFSA experts. Until now, little was known about the efficacy of available methods for detecting the disease in Europe – as the d ...

17 January 2018
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Update on Salmonella Agona outbreak

The withdrawal and/or recall of infant formula produced by a single French processing company will significantly reduce the risk of more infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, say EFSA and ECDC as a result of a rapid outbreak assessment. An outbreak ...

17 January 2018
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Revised safe intake for 3-MCPD in vegetable oils and food

EFSA’s experts have used an updated scientific approach to reassess the possible long-term adverse effects of the food processing contaminant 3-MCPD on the kidney and male fertility. Consumption levels of 3-MCPD in food are considered safe for most consum ...

10 January 2018
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Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which ...

12 December 2017
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Dermal absorption: refined BfR template for in vitro calculations

Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has refined the template for calculating dermal absorption for in vitro studies for pesticides. The changes took account of feedback from stakeholders during an info session on EFSA’s Guidance on derma ...

07 December 2017
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2015 veterinary drug residues trends steady

EFSA’s latest data report summarises the monitoring data from 2015, including compliance rates with EU residue limits, for a range of veterinary medicines, unauthorised substances and contaminants found in animals and animal-derived food. Overall, 730,000 ...

30 November 2017
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Low incidence of TSEs in the EU, EFSA confirms

EFSA has published its second EU summary report on the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). TSEs are a group of diseases that affect the brain and nervous system of humans and animals. These include bovine spongiform encephalopa ...

30 November 2017
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