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Algorithm for Assessing the Risk to Food Safety Posed by a New Animal Disease

07 May 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

Parker et al. have published the description on an "Algorithm for Assessing the Risk to Food Safety Posed by a New Animal Disease". Their approach is strikingly similar to the one taken regularly by TAFS to assess food safety risks.

 

Parker, E. M., Jenson, I., Jordan, D. and Ward, M. P. (2012), Development of an Algorithm for Assessing the Risk to Food Safety Posed by a New Animal Disease. Zoonoses and Public Health, 59: 184–192. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2011.01431.x

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TAGS paratuberculosis, MAP, risk

Fourth case of BSE found in USA

25 April 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

USDA announced the identification of the fourth case of BSE in the USA. The cow was found dead on a dairy farm in central California and tested for BSE before the carcass would be released for rendering. Initial test results were inconclusive, but retesting by USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, using immunohistochemistry and western blots confirmed atypical BSE.

BSE in USA
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TAGS TSE, cattle, USA

President of CSU call for 'common ground' - TAFS forum delivers it

02 April 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

Dr. Anthony A. Frank, president of Colorado State University, called for 'common ground', addressing participants of the NIAA (National Institute for Animal Agriculture) annual conference in Denver, Colorado (March 26 - 29, 2012).

The TAFS forum delivers exactly that.

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TAGS TAFS, USA, consumers, regulators, producers, academia

10 years TAFS forum

22 March 2012 | News on TAFS

Happy Birthday, TAFS forum!

The TAFS forum was founded on March 22, 2002 - 10 years ago. A reason to celebrate, maybe to be a little bit proud of what we have achieved, but most of all to say thank you. Thank you, founders of TAFS, for your vision and courage. Thank you, members, for your commitment, scientific advice, financial support, and friendship. And, last but not least, thank you all for your interest and encouragement.

 

We have great plans for the future. Learn more about our 'New Vision for TAFS' from our website or contact us directly.

 

Best wishes,

the TAFS team.

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TAGS TAFS

First Report of vCJD in Turkey - Diagnosis unlikely

20 March 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

After a recent report about a 'probable variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' case, the EUROCJD group replies in a public letter why it considers the diagnosis 'unlikely'. The group states that 'the diagnosis of vCJD cannot be regarded as correct unless there is neuropathological verification of this diagnosis'.

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TAGS TSE, vCJD

CDC research shows outbreaks linked to imported foods increasing

15 March 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

Fish and spices the most common sources

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TAGS fish, USA, spices, outbreak

New Synopsis on Chronic Wasting Disease in USA

24 February 2012 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

A new synopsis in EID by Saunders et al. summarizes 'Occurrence, Transmission, and Zoonotic Potential of Chronic Wasting Disease'.

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TAGS TSE, CWD, USA

Goodbye to 'tseandfoodsafety'

06 February 2012 | News on TAFS

The former domain name of TAFS, tseandfoodsafety.org, had been in parallel use with our current domain tafsforum.org for a while, but has now been put out of service. Please make sure that your bookmarks and address books are in sync.

 

In the course of changing email servers, there is a small chance that any emails you wrote between Friday (February 3) and Saturday night to tafsforum.org - what else would you do on a Friday night? - might be lost. Please check if any mails bounced back to you and resend if needed.

 

We can now be reached again at ulrich.sperling@tafsforum.org or info@tafsforum.org.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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TAGS TAFS
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