J. Matern chairs Global Food Safety Initiative

19 February 2010 | News on TAFS

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced the appointment of Jürgen Matern, Vice President, Strategic Quality Management at Metro AG and member of TAFS. TAFS congratulates Jürgen Matern to this honourable achievement and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration with GFSI.

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TAGS TAFS, members, GFSI

Paper on Swine Influenza and 2009 Pandemic Influenza

10 February 2010 | Position Papers

TAFS has broadened its scope: besides TSEs and Paratuberculosis, Influenza has been taken up as our third topic. An informational paper on this topic is published on TAFS' website.

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TAGS TAFS, position paper, influenza

TAFS presents knowledge about Paratuberculosis in novel format

10 February 2010 | News on TAFS

Knowledge dissemination about transmissible animal diseases and food safety is a key mandate of TAFS. So far, we have done this through public conferences and position papers on our website. Now, TAFS has taken a novel approach and makes the knowledge captured in previous documents available through 'Grasp-It®', a tool that sorts statements into three categories (facts, opinions, assumptions) and makes the semantic relationships betweem them transparent (e.g., opinion x is based on fact y and assumption z).

Go to to learn more about the approach or start the tool here.

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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis