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:

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

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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.

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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.


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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

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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 The website charges 40 US Cent for access to the story, the value of which goes far beyond.


Also recommended for watching: Crohn's Controversy: Cause, Vaccine and Anti-MAP Therapy by Phil Nicholson.

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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, Crohn's
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