Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2019
Among the tasks of EFSA, according to its founding regulation (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002), there is the establishment of a system of Networks of organisations operating in the fields within EFSA's mission, the objective being to facilitate a scientific cooperation framework by the coordination of activities, the exchange of information, the development and implementation of joint projects, the exchange of expertise and best practices. The Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA Network) had its first meeting in 2007. Currently, 25 European Union Member States and two observer countries (Switzerland and Norway) are members of the MRA Network. The annual meeting was held on 21‐22 May 2019 in Parma. A wide range of topics related to microbial risk assessment were discussed, including risk assessments on pathogens in raw milk,Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, quantitative risk assessments, and antimicrobial resistance.