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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

Breaking news from EFSA’s expert meetings: biological hazards

Watch our news video report to find out what was discussed at this week’s open meeting of EFSA’s Panel on Biological Hazards. EFSA is constantly looking at ways to make its scientific work more open and transparent. We are publishing video reports like th ...

08 September 2016

Colistin: reduce use in animals, says EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its 2013 scientific advice on the use in animals of the antibiotic colistin. The new advice was requested by the European Commission following the discovery of a new mechanism of resistance in bacteria to co ...

27 July 2016

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

EFSA experts have updated a 2005 scientific opinion on the risks to public health related to Bacillus cereus and other Bacillus species in food. The Bacillus cereus group comprises eight species. One of these, Bacillus thuringiensis, is used as a biopesti ...

20 July 2016

EFSA advises on meat spoilage during storage and transport

EFSA assessed the impact of time and temperature on the growth of spoilage bacteria in fresh beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Its experts used predictive models to compare the growth of spoilage bacteria with the growth of disease-causing (pathogenic) bacter ...

30 June 2016

EFSA re-publishes 2012 and 2013 reports on zoonoses: updated data

EFSA has revised its 2012 and 2013 European Union Summary Reports on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks to reflect updated datasets submitted by some Member States. The sections of the report that have changed are ind ...

10 March 2016