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EC publishes report "Attitudes of Europeans towards Animal Welfare".

21 March 2016
Technical news (commented)
Tags: TAFS, animal welfare

The Eurobarometer report may be downloaded here.

TAFS will launch a project on animal welfare soon. Let us know if you wish to join the team.

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White Paper on antimicrobials in animal farming

10 March 2016
Position Papers
Tags: TAFS, technical news, food safety, animal health, amr

TAFS publishes White Paper "Usage of antimicrobials in animal farming -- What we know about the risks and what we should know".

Available for download here.

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EFSA scientific opinion on the zoonotic potential of scrapie

07 August 2015
Official publications
Tags: TSE, sheep, efsa, scrapie

The European Food Safety Agency EFSA has published a Scientific Opinion on the zoonotic potential of Scrapie in response to an earlier paper that had looked into the same issue (Comoy, E. E. et al. Transmission of scrapie prions to primate after an extended silent incubation period. Sci. Rep. 5, 11573; doi: 10.1038/srep11573 (2015)).


The EFSA report concludes that the paper cannot be regarded as providing evidence of the zoonotic potential for scrapie in field conditions.




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IDF Summit

14 July 2015
Official publications
Tags: milk, dairy

The IDF summit is one of the leading gatherings of and for dairy specialists and decision-makers in all dairy related fields

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TAFS at EXPO 2015

09 July 2015
News on TAFS
Tags: TAFS, milk, dairy, risk

The TAFS forum will hold its 27th meeting as an open meeting at the EXPO 2015 in Milano on September 2-3.

The topic is 'Risks and opportunities for a sustainable dairy chain'.


Registration open!

To learn more about the event and register please see http://tafsforum.org/open-meeting-2015

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Coming up: Open Meeting: Risks and opportunities for a sustainable dairy chain

23 May 2015
News on TAFS
Tags: TAFS, milk, dairy

A look ahead: the next ten years for the dairy value chain
What lies ahead for the dairy value chain? At its upcoming Open Meeting, the TAFS Forum on Trust in Animals & Food Safety will gather its membership joined by selected external invitees in order to explore risks and opportunities for a sustainable dairy chain 2015-2025. Experts from within and outside TAFS will systematically analyse and structure driving forces and uncertainties affecting physical (e.g., farm land, veterinary drugs, clean water) and non-physical (e.g., farm economics, consumer trust) components of the dairy system. The future scenarios resulting from this exercise will enable participants at the meeting to identify and assess both: risks that may threaten the functioning of the dairy chain and opportunities for mitigation and innovation. The group of participants coming from diverse parts of the value chain will work together under safe-house rules in a carefully designed and facilitated participatory process. This Open Meeting provides a unique opportunity to discover business-relevant insights within the dairy value chain.


To learn more: download the hand-out on the Open Meeting

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New paper and video about MAP and Crohn's disease

18 February 2015
Official publications
Tags: TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, Crohn's

TAFS member Michael Collins summarizes the story of 'One Health - MAP - Crohn's Disease' in language readily understood by non-scientists on beststory.ca. The website charges 40 US Cent for access to the story, the value of which goes far beyond.



Also recommended for watching: Crohn's Controversy: Cause, Vaccine and Anti-MAP Therapy by Phil Nicholson. http://youtu.be/4CELZLY2X9c

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TAFS publishes short summary of H5N8 outbreaks in Europe

19 December 2014
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: influenza, H5N8, turkey

TAFS publishes short summary of H5N8 outbreaks in Europe.

It may be downloaded here: http://tafsforum.org/influenza.html

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