Biological hazards working groups

Name Minutes (last update) Composition
Application for new alternative biodiesel process for rendered fat of Cat 1 (EFSA-Q-2017-00136) 18 October 2017
Evaluation of processing method for ABP Cat. 3 (EFSA-Q-2017-00619) 9 April 2018
Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations (HACCP) 19 June 2018
Public health risks associated with food-borne parasites 19 June 2018
Request for scientific and technical assistance on the baseline survey of Norovirus in oysters - 2018 25 May 2018
Salmonella controls in poultry flocks (EFSA-Q-2017-00692) 4 July 2018
Technical specifications on the harmonised monitoring and reporting of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and indicator bacteria transmitted through food (EFSA-Q-2018-00051) 18 May 2018
Technical support to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data in the joint ECDC-EFSA molecular typing database 12 July 2018
Update of the list of QPS recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA (2017-19) (M-2016-0211) 4 June 2018
Updated Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) of the BSE risk posed by Processed Animal Protein (PAP) (EFSA-Q-2017-00705) 8 May 2018
Urgent request on Lm sampling and testing (EFSA-Q-2018-00347) 10 July 2018

Past working groups

Annual DoIs of former EFSA experts are available on request.

Name Minutes (last update)
ABPs - colostrum treatment by microfiltration 4 May 2015
AMR Milk Feed calves (EFSA-Q-2015-00611) 18 November 2016
Analysis of the baseline survey on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods 11 August 2014
Analysis of the baseline survey on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods: Subgroup on predictive models for Listeria growth 4 November 2013
Analytical methods for biological agents 20 March 2013
Application for a revision of the annual monitoring programme for BSE from Norway 19 July 2013
Assessment of ABPs 8 February 2012
Atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) 3 July 2014
Bioreduction 24 September 2013
BSE - Croatia 13 January 2016
BSE cases born after the total feed ban (EFSA-Q-2016-00350) 23 May 2017
BSE risk in bovine intestine and mesentery 13 December 2013
Carbapenem resistance in food animal ecosystems 8 November 2013
Chronic Wasting Disease - CWD - (EFSA-Q-2016-00387; EFSA-Q-2016-00411) 9 November 2017
Clarification on the scientific opinion on the public health risks related to the maintenance of the cold chain during storage and transport of meat 11 May 2015
Development of risk ranking tool 27 November 2014
Dyes in aquaculture Available soon
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of cattle 27 May 2013
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of farmed game 5 June 2013
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of poultry 31 May 2012
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of poultry: Subgroup on case studies 13 February 2012
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of poultry: Subgroup on ESBL 13 February 2012
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of small ruminants 24 June 2013
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of small ruminants: Subgroup on Mycobacteria 31 March 2017
Epidemiological indicators for meat inspection of solipeds 27 May 2013
European Union Summary Report on TSE 31 May 2016
Evaluation of the NExBTL process as an alternative method for treatment of rendered animal fat (NESTE OIL) 16 October 2015
Fish storage 27 May 2015
Food-borne outbreaks reporting specifications 8 October 2013
Genetic resistance to scrapie in Cyprus 20 September 2012
Genetic resistance to TSEs in goats (EFSA-Q-2016-00268) 4 July 2017
Growth of spoilage bacteria during storage and transport of meat 8 July 2015
Growth of spoilage bacteria during storage and transport of meat (EFSA-Q-2015-00163) 14 April 2016
HACCP (EFSA-Q-2015-00593) 19 December 2016
Harmonised monitoring of AMR 22 May 2012
Harmonised monitoring of MRSA 13 September 2012
Hatchery waste 16 October 2015
Heat treatment of bivalve molluscs 21 December 2015
Indicators AMR & AM use (EFSA-Q-2016-00638) 18 September 2017
Listeria monocytogenes contamination of ready-to-eat foods (EFSA-Q-2015-00597) 27 November 2017
Listex P100 treatment of ready to eat foods 1 July 2016
Meat inspection: bovines 29 April 2013
Meat inspection: small ruminants 6 March 2013
Meat Inspection: solipeds 13 March 2013
Mechanically separated meat 14 February 2013
Molecular typing 25 June 2014
Molecular typing methods of food-borne pathogens 19 November 2013
Negligible risk classical scrapie 16 October 2015
Proposed EU minimum quality requirements for water reuse in agricultural irrigation and aquifer recharge 24 May 2017
Public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat: farmed game 30 January 2013
Public health risks associated with Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) as a food-borne pathogen (EFSA-Q-2016-00315) 23 May 2017
Public health risks Bacillus in foodstuffs 17 May 2016
Public health risks Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAggEC) 7 December 2015
Public health risks of table eggs due to deterioration and development of pathogens 6 June 2014
QPS 2012 update 29 October 2012
Raw milk 17 October 2014
Reduction of the need to use antimicrobials 10 November 2016
Request for scientific and technical assistance on the baseline survey of Norovirus in oysters 2015-16 11 February 2016
Requirements for development of microbiological criteria (EFSA-Q-2016-00227) 19 June 2017
Risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) via in embryo transfer in sheep 21 November 2012
Risk of transmission of Ebola Virus (EBOV) via the food chain 24 October 2014
Risk of transmission of EBOV via the food chain - part 2 10 February 2015
Risk posed by pathogens in food of non-animal origin 1 October 2014
Safety and efficacy of peroxyacetic acid for reduction of pathogens on poultry 24 February 2014
Sample size BSE monitoring 20 September 2012
Scientific coordination group on meat inspection 11 March 2013
Scrapie situation in the EU after 10 years of monitoring and control in sheep and goats 4 June 2014
Stakehoders' technical hearing on meat inspection in bovines 3 May 2013
Stakehoders' technical hearing on meat inspection of farmed game 15 May 2012
The evaluation of the NExBTL process as an alternative method for treatment of rendered animal fat (Neste Oil) 15 September 2015
The risk posed by pathogens in foods of non-animal origin 3 November 2014
Tracing of food items in connection to the multinational Hepatitis A virus outbreak in Europe 1 July 2014
Transport of meat 2 April 2014
Update of the list of Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 10 November 2016
Verotoxinogenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) Austria 4 February 2013
Zoonotic potential scrapie 8 July 2015