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EU: Brazilian meat inspection ‘compromised’

12 October 2017
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: food safety, Brazil, meat, slaughterhouse

Brazil’s food safety controls for poultry and horsemeat fall short of the standards needed to ensure produce hits EU trade rules, an audit has found.  Read the entire article here: https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/10/11/EU-Brazilian-meat-inspection-compromisedBrazil’s food safety controls for poultry and horsemeat fall short of the standards needed to ensure produce hits EU trade rules, an audit has found.

Read the entire article here: https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/10/11/EU-Brazilian-meat-inspection-compromised

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The Consensus from the Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) Conference 2017

03 October 2017
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, milk, cattle, food safety

On March 24 and 25, 2017 researchers and clinicians from around the world met at Temple University in Philadelphia to discuss the current knowledge of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and its relationship to human disease. The conference was held because of shared concern that MAP is a zoonotic bacterium that poses a threat not only to animal health but also human health.

Read the full paper here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00208/full

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Fishmeal Application Induces Antibiotic Resistance Gene Propagation in Mariculture Sediment

26 September 2017
Technical news (commented)
Tags: TAFS, fish, food safety, amr, aquaculture

Many consumers think of pork and poultry when it comes to AMR, but other sectors including aquaculture are affected, too. Yes, the sample size (5) is small, but against a background of very limited evidence, this paper adds at least a few relevant facts.

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