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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

Cargill joins TAFS forum

17 May 2013 | News on TAFS

Cargill, represented by Todd McAloon, has joined the TAFS forum today.

Welcome!

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TAGS TAFS, members

New paper: Bluetongue Disease Risk Assessment Based on Observed and Projected Culicoides obsoletus spp. Vector Densities

29 April 2013 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

TAFS members Katharina Brugger and Franz Rubel have published a new paper entitled "Bluetongue Disease Risk Assessment Based on Observed and Projected Culicoides obsoletus spp. Vector Densities". Congratulations!

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TAGS members, cattle, bluetongue, risk assessment, vector

2 new reports: antimicrobial resistance and EFSA zoonoses report

11 April 2013 | Official publications

2 new reports have been published recently that are of relevance for the work that we do:

- a review 'Antimicrobial Resistance: Challenges and Perspectives' by Doyle et al.

- The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2011.

Both reports may be discussed at the upcoming TAFS meeting (April 24/25).

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TAGS food safety, zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance
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