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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

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

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

EFSA experts have updated a 2005 scientific opinion on the risks to public health related to Bacillus cereus and other Bacillus species in food. The Bacillus cereus group comprises eight species. One of these, Bacillus thuringiensis, is used as a biopesti ...

20 July 2016

EFSA advises on meat spoilage during storage and transport

EFSA assessed the impact of time and temperature on the growth of spoilage bacteria in fresh beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Its experts used predictive models to compare the growth of spoilage bacteria with the growth of disease-causing (pathogenic) bacter ...

30 June 2016

EFSA re-publishes 2012 and 2013 reports on zoonoses: updated data

EFSA has revised its 2012 and 2013 European Union Summary Reports on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks to reflect updated datasets submitted by some Member States. The sections of the report that have changed are ind ...

10 March 2016

Echinococcus multilocularis infection in animals

EFSA has published a scientific opinion on Echinococcus  multilocularis, a tapeworm that causes a disease known as echinococcosis in wild and domestic carnivores, such as foxes and dogs. People who consume food or water contaminated with E. multilocularis ...

22 December 2015

EFSA provides scientific advice on Enteroaggregative E. coli

EFSA experts have assessed the public health risks associated with the consumption of foods contaminated with Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC).  Pathogenic E. coli strains are categorised into six groups – “pathotypes” – based on their virulence. ...

16 December 2015