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Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now

EFSA is to co-host a scientific colloquium on bee health as part of the European Parliament’s Week of Bees and Pollination 2017. Registration is now open for the event, Collecting and sharing data on bee health: Towards a European Bee Partnership, which w ...

03 May 2017
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Lumpy skin disease outbreaks contained in south-east Europe

The mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16. This is the main conclusion of an epidemiological analysis carried out by EFSA in cooperation with coun ...

20 April 2017
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African swine fever spreading slowly, says report

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA. The disease is spreading at about 2 km a month in Latvia and Estonia, and 1 km a month in Li ...

23 March 2017
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Bluetongue: EFSA reviews control measures

Mass vaccination programmes lasting at least five years in combination with improved, continuous surveillance systems would be the only effective measures for eradicating bluetongue in Europe, EFSA has concluded. EFSA’s experts have reviewed control measu ...

08 March 2017
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New insights on perceptions of antimicrobial resistance

Do you think enough is being done to control or prevent overuse of antibiotics in farm animals? Do antibiotics kill viruses? These are some of the questions that EFSA asked farmers, veterinarians and consumers through its survey aimed at gauging awareness ...

06 March 2017
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Food safety: simpler rules proposed for small retailers

EFSA has proposed a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. The approach includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant biological, chemical and physical hazards at ...

02 March 2017
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Antimicrobial resistance remains high, says EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Pre ...

22 February 2017
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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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