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In this context and on the occasion of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) publication of its report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria, AFSSA is emphasising the importance of this issue and reiterating its corresponding actions. A guide to good practices in veterinary antibiotic therapy A review of the key events and statistics for 2008. A/H1N1 Influenza: a confirmed turkey farm outbreak - a review of AFSSA's role and the importance of biosafety in farming Afssa and a consortium of partners have just been awarded a European call for projects on bee mortality and bee colony surveillance in Europe. AFSSA assesses consumer exposure to bisphenol A in France AFSSA assesses the health hazard and recommends that specifically at-risk consumers should be informed. AFSSA establishes critical blood concentration levels for PCBs AFSSA has issued over twenty opinions to evaluate PCB risks and to recommend measures for reducing consumer exposure levels. In its latest opinion, issued today, it sets the critical PCB impregnation levels for populations exposed to PCBs and recommends regulatory changes in order to account for total PCBs. AFSSA has now presented professionals with its report on the 2008 and 2009 vaccination campaigns, during which some 123 million doses of vaccine were administered, together with the outlook for the 2010 campaign. A detailed analysis of declarations of adverse effects compiled since this campaign began, by the pharmacovigilance system set up by AFSSA and run by the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, has concluded that there are no grounds for calling into question the risk/benefit status of the vaccines. Afssa is attending the International Agricultural Show at the Parc des expositions in Paris, Porte de Versailles, from 21 February to 1 March 2009. AFSSA is developing a specific diagnostic test to detect the virus in animals while at the same time evaluating the risk of inter-species infection and recommending the implementation of biosecurity and control measures. Afssa is issuing two opinions. The first is on the assessment of the melamine exposure risk through the consumption of contaminated food from China, and the second is on the possible transfer of melamine to foodstuffs from broiler chickens and laying hens. AFSSA is organising a seminar today on animal influenzas at the Ploufragan science park (zoopôle). The event revolved around a review of the current state of knowledge regarding these viruses and the issues raised by the recent A H1N1 flu pandemic as well as the H5N1 bird influenza epizootic which began in spring 2005. Afssa issues its assessment of an Austrian study Afssa launches the Journal of Reference! AFSSA once again warns companies to watch out for fraudulent use of its name AFSSA provides expert advice on A (H1N1) Influenza in animals AFSSA publishes its 2008 annual report Afssa received a request in May 2008 from the Directorate General for Health to assess the amount of bisphenol A that transfers to the contents of polycarbonate baby bottles (which contain bisphenol A) when heated in the microwave. The Agency's research indicates that the amounts of transferable bisphenol A to the food during microwave heating are still far below the maximum limit adopted by the European Food Safety Authority for the risk assessment it carried out in 2006. As a result, it does not seem necessary to provide for special precautions for using materials that are likely to be heated in the microwave under normal conditions of use. AFSSA received a request to assess the health risks and efficacy of the Cruiser 350 preparation, within the scope of the application for marketing authorisation (MA) for the product. In view of all the data provided by both the manufacturer and the observations made through the surveillance programme implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, and given the application's compliance with the various provisions of European regulations, AFSSA issued a positive opinion for the public authorities to grant an MA. The Agency has nevertheless restricted this positive opinion to a limited field of use under very strict conditions. AFSSA today inaugurated the new level 3 containment facility at its Laboratory for study and research on rabies and wild animal diseases in Nancy-Malzéville. This new resource will allow the laboratory to continue and expand its research and diagnosis activities with optimal prevention and containment that respect the safety of employees and the environment. AFSSA works actively within the European Community to strengthen co-operation and develop networking among health agencies and research institutes to promote public health and food safety. This can be illustrated through two recently completed projects that AFSSA co-ordinated within the framework of calls for proposals launched by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Afssa's previous topics can be found below (from 1 January 2008). Agreement entails plans for close scientific cooperation and joint research projects An Austrian study called into question the safety of genetically modified NK603xMON810 maize. However, an examination by Afssa's “Biotechnologies” Expert Panel indicated that the study contained major weaknesses. An initial report was submitted to Government authorities on 15 November, to provide them with input for the Ministerial order being prepared and with feedback on discussions being held with all stakeholders on the objectives and arrangements for setting up a new consolidated Agency to take over from AFSSA and AFSSET. This news update summarises the work already undertaken. Animal influenzas: A seminar to present and review results Annual monitoring of antibiotic use in veterinary medicine, one-off surveys in the breeding industry, monitoring of antimicrobial resistance of non-human origin, research on the conditions under which resistance genes are selected, accentuated and disseminated, analysis of consumer risks: antibiotic resistance is a cross-disciplinary challenge for Afssa. It involves four of its laboratories (Lyons, Fougères, Ploufragan and Maisons-Alfort), the Department for the Evaluation of Nutritional and Health Risks and the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products. Anthrax: Reminders over vaccinationAnsesView alimentationInfos on environnementSee travail securite sanitaireOpen securite alimentsGo to securite sanitaire aliments alimentation animaleView expertise Influenza aviaire FCO
Afssa's previous topics can be found below (from 1 January 2008).