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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

143rd Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP – open for observers

What were the main highlights of the info-session on applications for feed additives? And what about the talking points at the latest open meeting of EFSA’s Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed? Find out by watching our flash ...

12 November 2019 to 14 November 2019
Parma, Italy

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

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of ECONASE® XT (endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase) as a feed additive for piglets (weaned), chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying, turkeys for fattening and turkeys reared for breeding

ECONASE ® XT is an enzyme based on endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase produced by a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei ■■■■■. The additive is currently authorised for use in chickens for fattening or reared for laying, turkeys for fattening or reared for ...

07 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

Safety and efficacy of l‐lysine monohydrochloride and concentrated liquid l‐lysine (base) produced by fermentation using Corynebacterium glutamicum strains NRRL‐B‐67439 or NRRL B‐67535 for all animal species

The European Commission asked EFSA for an opinion on the safety for the target animals, consumer, user and the environment and on the efficacy of a l‐lysine monohydrochloride (HCl, minimum 98.5%) and of a concentrated liquid l‐lysine (base, minimum 50%) p ...

07 November 2019
Scientific Opinion

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