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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

IDF Summit

14 July 2015 | Official publications

The IDF summit is one of the leading gatherings of and for dairy specialists and decision-makers in all dairy related fields

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TAGS milk, dairy

TAFS at EXPO 2015

09 July 2015 | News on TAFS

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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TAGS TAFS, milk, dairy, risk

Coming up: Open Meeting: Risks and opportunities for a sustainable dairy chain

23 May 2015 | News on TAFS

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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TAGS TAFS, milk, dairy

New paper and video about MAP and Crohn's disease

18 February 2015 | Official publications

TAFS member Michael Collins summarizes the story of 'One Health - MAP - Crohn's Disease' in language readily understood by non-scientists on beststory.ca. The website charges 40 US Cent for access to the story, the value of which goes far beyond.

http://www.beststory.ca/?page=viewrec&articleid=1000031

 

Also recommended for watching: Crohn's Controversy: Cause, Vaccine and Anti-MAP Therapy by Phil Nicholson. http://youtu.be/4CELZLY2X9c

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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, Crohn's

TAFS publishes short summary of H5N8 outbreaks in Europe

19 December 2014 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

TAFS publishes short summary of H5N8 outbreaks in Europe.

It may be downloaded here: http://tafsforum.org/influenza.html

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TAGS influenza, H5N8, turkey

TAFS forum in new Encyclopedia of Food Safety

30 January 2014 | News on 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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TAGS TAFS

The flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells

05 August 2013 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

TAFS member Prof. Adriano Aguzzi explains latest research on how the flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells.

Watch the video here.

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TAGS members, TSE, prion protein
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