Annual report of the Microbiological Risk Assessment Network 2013

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11 December 2013

The EFSA Scientific Network on microbiological risk assessment (MRA Network) held its biannual meetings on 23/24 April 2013 in Brussels and on 19/20 November 2013 in Parma. Currently, 22 EU Member States and two observer countries (Switzerland and Norway) are members of the MRA Network. During the biannual meetings a wide range of topics related to microbiological risk assessment were discussed. Public health risks related to the consumption of raw milk has been thoroughly discussed at both Network meetings and will continue to be discussed by EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ). During the second meeting the terms of reference for the next mandate of the MRA Network were revised and agreed. The MRA Network meetings for next year are foreseen for spring and autumn 2014.

Published in the EFSA Journal
13 December 2013