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-compromised
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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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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- Antimicrobial residues in condemned (waste) milk and its potential impact on public health/food safety
- The probability of the presence of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella spp. on food derived from chickens, the impact on human health, and preventative measures at farm level
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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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