Our long-time member Douwe Bakker was awarded the Emeritus Member Award of the International Association for Paratuberculosis at its 14th International Colloquium earlier this month in Mexico. Congratulations, Douwe! We are honored to have you in our group and look forward to you briefing us again on this important topic, together with your fellow experts Irene Grant and Mike Collins, at the next TAFS meeting.
Factoring Chinese consumers’ risk perceptions into their willingness to pay for pork safety, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare14 December 2017 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)
65% of consumers in Beijing [74% in Shanghai] believe that animals (pigs) treated well are safer (to eat).
70% [71%] believe that animals treated well taste better.
Is the market listening?
More details, also on willingness to pay, under http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713517304668
Ecohealth Alliance publishes updated and improved map of emerging infectious disesases (EIDs). India and eastern China light up brightly, along with southern Japan, and certain zones in western Europe and elsewhere. This is where surveillance should be focused on.
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
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.
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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