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African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread

EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important role in the spread of the disease. In a scientifi ...

11 July 2018
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New scientific panels elect chairs

Following a three-day ‘science fair’ of talks, meetings and interactive sessions, over 170 scientific experts selected for EFSA’s 10 scientific panels have elected their chairs and started their work. Dr Juliane Kleiner, acting Head of Risk Assessment and ...

05 July 2018
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Listeria monocytogenes: update on foodborne outbreak

Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom since 2015. Experts used whole genome sequencing to identify ...

03 July 2018
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Whole genome sequencing in food safety: the state of play

EFSA has published two reports which provide a picture of how whole genome sequencing (WGS) can be used in food safety and how extensively such techniques are used in Europe. WGS is increasingly used in public health and food safety laboratories, but it i ...

29 June 2018
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EFSA and Joint Research Centre renew cooperation agreement

On 26 June 2018, Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director General, and Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, renewed the collaboration agreement between the two institutions- ©European Union, 2018 The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and EFSA hav ...

26 June 2018
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Experts named for EFSA scientific panels

EFSA has selected over 170 top scientific experts to take up the baton of the Authority’s scientific panels in July. These experts play a leading role in providing independent scientific advice to protect EU consumers, animals and the environment. EFSA’s ...

15 May 2018
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EU Agencies mark Europe Day with new video

On Europe Day (9 May) this week the Network of EU Agencies is launching a new video highlighting the vital role we play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of EU citizens. The video subtitled in all EU languages shows a snapshot of how the Agencies touch ...

08 May 2018
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EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins

EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe. When taken as ...

18 April 2018
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