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Campylobacter and Salmonella cases stable in EU

The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to be stabilising over the past five years, according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases  by the European Food Safety Authority (EFS ...

25 February 2021
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SARS-CoV-2 in mink: recommendations to improve monitoring

Early detection of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) should be a priority objective for monitoring activities at mink farms in the European Union, a new report recommends. The report, compiled by EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECD ...

18 February 2021
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‘Use by’ or ‘best before’? New tool to support food operators

EFSA has developed a tool to help food business operators decide when to apply the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date to their products. The ‘use by’ date on food is about safety – foods can be eaten until this date but not after, even if they look and smell ...

02 December 2020
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Avian influenza: virus spreading rapidly in Europe

The risk of avian influenza moving into previously unaffected European countries is high, according to an update published today by EFSA which shows that the virus is spreading rapidly across the continent. Within the past month more than 300 cases have b ...

20 November 2020
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SARS-Cov-2 variants in mink: rapid assessment published

EFSA’s animal health specialists have contributed to a rapid assessment of the risks to human health from the new SARS-CoV-2 variants related to mink. The assessment, published today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, contains a nu ...

12 November 2020
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Rift Valley fever: surveillance measures assessed

EFSA has completed its series of assessments on Rift Valley fever (RVF) with a scientific opinion looking at the effectiveness of surveillance and control measures in the EU. The latest opinion follows two opinions published earlier this year which assess ...

04 November 2020
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Avian influenza: EU on alert for new outbreaks

EU countries are being urged to step up surveillance and biosecurity measures to guard against possible new outbreaks of avian influenza this year. The warning follows outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among wild and domestic birds in ...

30 September 2020
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Pesticides and bees: evidence on mortality rates reviewed

EFSA has completed a comprehensive analysis of the available scientific evidence on bee mortality, as part of its ongoing review of the guidance for assessing risks to bees from pesticides. The report published today is based on the largest systematic col ...

28 July 2020
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Listeria in frozen vegetables: how to reduce risks

EFSA has assessed the risks to public health from Listeria contamination of vegetables that are blanched – scalded in hot water or steam for a short time – before they are frozen. They conclude that the risks associated with the consumption of these produ ...

20 April 2020
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