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‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

‘5-year vaccination programme needed to eradicate Bluetongue’

A five-year, mass vaccination programme is needed to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....

March 10, 2017

‘Antimicrobial resistance is putting human and animal health in danger’

‘Antimicrobial resistance is putting human and animal health in danger’

Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming threat putting human and animal health in danger, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,...

February 27, 2017

Low incidences of TSE found in the EU – Report

Low incidences of TSE found in the EU – Report

The EFSA recently published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep...

January 3, 2017

‘High levels of biosecurity key to preventing bird flu outbreaks’

‘High levels of biosecurity key to preventing bird flu outbreaks’

The strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is key to preventing bird flu outbreaks on poultry farms, according to...

December 21, 2016

‘97% of food samples collected in the EU free of pesticide residues’

‘97% of food samples collected in the EU free of pesticide residues’

Of all the food samples collected in the EU in 2014, 97% were free of pesticide residues or contained traces that...

October 27, 2016

Commission authorises 11 GMOs for food and feed use

Commission authorises 11 GMOs for food and feed use

The European Commission recently gave the go ahead for the placing on the market of products – for food and...

September 19, 2016

GMO soybean gets the green light from EU food safety authority

GMO soybean gets the green light from EU food safety authority

A new GMO soybean has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with the soybean strand deemed as...

August 29, 2016

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

The European Commission has adopted two Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed uses, despite MEPs from the European...

December 9, 2015

‘Glyphosate unlikely to pose carcinogenic hazard to humans’

‘Glyphosate unlikely to pose carcinogenic hazard to humans’

Glyphosate, the chemical used widely in pesticides including Roundup, is ‘unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans‘, according to...

November 12, 2015

Two GM crops get the green light to be imported into Europe

Two GM crops get the green light to be imported into Europe

Two genetically modified (GM) crops have received the green light for import into the EU from the European Food Safety...

July 17, 2015