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TAFS at EXPO 2015

09 July 2015
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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
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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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TAFS forum in new Encyclopedia of Food Safety

30 January 2014
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Tags: TAFS

The Encyclopedia of Food Safety has been published by Elsevier. See the flyer for further information.

The Encyclopedia contains a brief description of the TAFS forum in Volume 4 under Food Safety Management/Institutions involved in Food Safety.

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Cargill joins TAFS forum

17 May 2013
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Tags: TAFS, members

Cargill, represented by Todd McAloon, has joined the TAFS forum today.

Welcome!

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TAFS forum joins Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development

14 March 2013
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Tags: TAFS, livestock

The TAFS forum has joined the Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development.

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Bayer HealtCare Animal Health and Merial join the TAFS forum

29 January 2013
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Tags: TAFS, members

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, represented by Dr. Ludwig Klostermann, and Merial, represented by Dr. Carolin Schumacher, have joined the TAFS forum today.

Welcome!

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New members

06 December 2012
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Tags: TAFS, members

Having attended the latest TAFS meeting as guests, Prof. Franz Rubel and Assist.-Prof. Katharina Brugger have decided to become members of the TAFS forum. They are both working at the Biometeorology & Mathematical Epidemiology Group, Institute for Veterinary Public Health at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria and are specialists in the epidemiology and modelling of mosquito-borne diseases.

Welcome!

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TAFS forum endorses 'Safe Feed Cattle' Program of Zensho

08 November 2012
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Tags: TAFS, members, TSE, feed ban

Zensho Holdings, a member of the TAFS forum, Ltd., has conceptualized and designed its ‘Safe Feed Cattle (SFC)’ program as an accreditation system for enhancing the safety of the beef products served to its customers. 


The TAFS forum has carefully reviewed the SFC program of Zensho Holdings, Ltd., and concludes that it is a science-based program suitable to enhance the safety of beef products. The TAFS forum acknowledges Zensho Holdings’ contribution to the protection of its consumers and endorses its SFC Program.

 

A letter of endorsement was handed over to Zensho's President Ogawa in Tokyo on October 26th.

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GFSI and TAFS forum start collaboration

15 June 2012
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Tags: TAFS, GFSI, food safety

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the TAFS forum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start collaborating on animal health and food safety matters.

GFSI will profit from the TAFS forum’s expertise in risk assessment and risk communication on animal health issues that are of relevance to food safety, whereas the TAFS forum gets access to a channel for implementation of its analyses. The combination of the two creates an integrated system of animal health and food safety issue management.

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10 years TAFS forum

22 March 2012
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Happy Birthday, TAFS forum!

The TAFS forum was founded on March 22, 2002 - 10 years ago. A reason to celebrate, maybe to be a little bit proud of what we have achieved, but most of all to say thank you. Thank you, founders of TAFS, for your vision and courage. Thank you, members, for your commitment, scientific advice, financial support, and friendship. And, last but not least, thank you all for your interest and encouragement.

 

We have great plans for the future. Learn more about our 'New Vision for TAFS' from our website or contact us directly.

 

Best wishes,

the TAFS team.

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Goodbye to 'tseandfoodsafety'

06 February 2012
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The former domain name of TAFS, tseandfoodsafety.org, had been in parallel use with our current domain tafsforum.org for a while, but has now been put out of service. Please make sure that your bookmarks and address books are in sync.

 

In the course of changing email servers, there is a small chance that any emails you wrote between Friday (February 3) and Saturday night to tafsforum.org - what else would you do on a Friday night? - might be lost. Please check if any mails bounced back to you and resend if needed.

 

We can now be reached again at ulrich.sperling@tafsforum.org or info@tafsforum.org.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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TAFS involved in GRF One Health Summit 2012

05 October 2011
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Tags: TAFS, GRF, One Health

In February 2012 the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos holds an international health conference in Davos, Switzerland. The first GRF One Health Summit 2012 will contribute to advancing the concept of “One Health”, striving for intensive collaboration among all stakeholders related to public health. Such an approach acknowledges the systemic interconnections of human, animal and environmental health in close relation with food safety and security and will ensure sustainable public health in an era of climate change, resource depletion, land degradation, hunger and socio-economic development challenges.

The call for contributions for the GRF One Health Summit 2012 is now open. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation relating to the topics of the conference. Representatives from the medical sciences, natural and social sciences, the health workforce as well as the pharma-, food- and insurance-industry are particularly addressed to register.

For further information please visit http://onehealth.grforum.org

The TAFS forum is involved in the planning and organization of the conference. We are currently working out what exactly our role will be.

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Two new members

06 April 2011
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Tags: TAFS, members

They arrived as guests at our latest meeting and left as new members: TAFS warmly welcomes Caspar von der Crone from the European Egg, Poultry and Game Association (EPEGA) and Dr. Hugo Seemer from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH. We look forward to working with you towards healthier animals and safer food.

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TAFS in European Financial Times on October 14

12 October 2010
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Tags: TAFS, food security

On October 14, the European Financial Times will come with an insert, a 'briefing' of 96 pages on food security. TAFS and its activities are presented on page 42-43. The briefing will also be available at www.feedingthefuture.eu.

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TAFS at Food Safety Conference in Shanghai November

16 September 2010
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Tags: TAFS, China

TAFS will participate in the China International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo in Shanghai, November 10-11, 2010. See http://www.chinafoodsafety.com/conference_e.htm for further details. On November 11, we will present our platform in a breakout session (session L, starting at 1:30 pm) under the title "The TAFS Forum - A Platform for Collaboration Across Borders and Sectors". Come and meet us there.

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J. Matern chairs Global Food Safety Initiative

19 February 2010
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Tags: TAFS, members, GFSI

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced the appointment of Jürgen Matern, Vice President, Strategic Quality Management at Metro AG and member of TAFS. TAFS congratulates Jürgen Matern to this honourable achievement and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration with GFSI.

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TAFS presents knowledge about Paratuberculosis in novel format

10 February 2010
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Tags: TAFS, paratuberculosis

Knowledge dissemination about transmissible animal diseases and food safety is a key mandate of TAFS. So far, we have done this through public conferences and position papers on our website. Now, TAFS has taken a novel approach and makes the knowledge captured in previous documents available through 'Grasp-It®', a tool that sorts statements into three categories (facts, opinions, assumptions) and makes the semantic relationships betweem them transparent (e.g., opinion x is based on fact y and assumption z).

Go to www.grasp-it.ch to learn more about the approach or start the tool here.

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New member to strengthen consumer perspective at TAFS

04 January 2010
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Tags: TAFS, members

s per January 1st, 2010, TAFS welcomes Professor Dr. Klaus G. Grunert of the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, as its latest member.

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