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EU: Brazilian meat inspection ‘compromised’

12 October 2017 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

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

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TAGS food safety, Brazil, meat, slaughterhouse

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

03 October 2017 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

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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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, milk, cattle, food safety

Short video about the benefits of TAFS membership

28 September 2017 | News on TAFS

TAFS just released a new video with statements from Hans Jöhr, Mike Collins and Valentina Nolli about TAFS and the benefits of being a member. Please share widely.

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TAGS TAFS, members

Fishmeal Application Induces Antibiotic Resistance Gene Propagation in Mariculture Sediment

26 September 2017 | Technical news (commented)

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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TAGS TAFS, fish, food safety, amr, aquaculture

2 new white papers

22 December 2016 | Position Papers

The TAFS forum has published two new white papers:

- 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

Both papers are availabe for download on the TAFS website:

http://tafsforum.org/other-topics.html

Please feel free to share. We are also looking forward to your comments.

Read the entire article here
TAGS TAFS, milk, dairy, food safety, amr, chicken, Salmonella, eggs

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

21 March 2016 | Technical news (commented)

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.

Read the entire article here
TAGS TAFS, animal welfare

White Paper on antimicrobials in animal farming

10 March 2016 | Position Papers

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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TAGS TAFS, technical news, food safety, animal health, amr

EFSA scientific opinion on the zoonotic potential of scrapie

07 August 2015 | Official publications

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.

 

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4197.htm

 

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TAGS TSE, sheep, efsa, scrapie
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