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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

Chronic wasting disease: addressing risks for the EU

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is most likely to enter the European Union through the movement of live cervids – such as reindeer and moose – that are transported or roam freely from Norway to Sweden and Finland. EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards has iden ...

18 January 2017

Botulism outbreak associated with dried salted fish

Authorities in Germany and Spain have reported six cases of foodborne botulism associated with the consumption of dried salted fish in November-December 2016. EFSA and ECDC worked jointly to assess the extent of this multi-country outbreak and to identify ...

21 December 2016

Low incidence of TSEs in the EU, says EFSA report

EFSA has published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep and goats. Previously, the annual reports on TSEs were compiled by the European Commission. TSEs are a group of diseases  ...

01 December 2016

Multi-country Salmonella outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between 1 May and 12 October 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported by Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. In addition, Croa ...

27 October 2016

Bisphenol A: new immune system evidence useful but limited

New data confirm EFSA’s previous conclusion that bisphenol A (BPA) might affect the immune system in animals, but the evidence is too limited to draw any conclusions for human health. Following a request from the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Spor ...

13 October 2016

Food colours: titanium dioxide marks re-evaluation milestone

EFSA has completed its re-evaluation of all food colours permitted for use in the European Union before 2009. For the final re-evaluation, EFSA’s experts concluded that available data on titanium dioxide (E 171) in food do not indicate health concerns for ...

14 September 2016