Tag: Health risk

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3rd World Pest Awareness Day

3rd World Pest Awareness Day

The 3rdGlobal Pest Awareness Day is celebrated today, 6 June 2019. The main objective of this celebration is to create awareness within worldwide citizens about the pest management strategies currently followed by the professional pest controllers in order to protect the human health and the environment in which the people live. The global aims are: […]

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New method for monitoring and detection of broader range of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water

New method for monitoring and detection of broader range of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water

The presence of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water is an emerging health concern. As climate change and an expanding population place pressure on the world’s water supply, disinfectants are increasingly being used to produce clean drinking water. Chemical disinfectants can react with natural organic matter, anthropogenic contaminants, bromide or iodide present in the water, […]

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NUTRISCORE: The new food labelling

NUTRISCORE: The new food labelling

This new way of labelling food products pretends to make it easier to choose the healthiest food in the supermarket. For this, the products will be evaluated according to their composition (the amount of sugar, fibre and other substances that affect our health). Based on this, they will be classified with a letter and a […]

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The future of medicated feed

The future of medicated feed

A proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the council on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed and repealing Council directive 90/167/CEE was presented by the European Commissionin 2014 and it is now in the later stage for approval. The proposal legislation aims to regulate the manufacture, […]

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Global pest awareness day (6th june)

Global pest awareness day (6th june)

For second year in a row the Global Pest Awareness Day will be celebrated the 6 June 2018. The initiative comes from the Chinese Pest Control Association (FAOPMA) (President, Ms Xiao Yung Huang) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the National Pest Management Association in the USA (NPMA) and the Confederation of EU […]

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EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA  established  in  2010  the Network  for  Risk  Assessment  of  Nanotechnologies  in  Food  and  Feed to  enhance  cooperation, exchange  of  information  and risk assessment prioritisation,between EFSA and EU  MS’son nanomaterials. The specific objectives of this Network are to: Facilitate harmonisation of assessment practices and methodologies by sharing best practices of risk assessment, discussing ongoing issues […]

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New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

The following European standards for treatment of drinking water are now available: EN 902:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Hydrogen peroxide. This norm replaces the previous EN 902:2009. EN 12678:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Potassium peroxomonosulphate. This norm replaces the previous EN […]

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Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

From 2007 to 2014, EU Member States reported 413 strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks associated with the naturally occurring, soil-borne bacteria Bacillus cereus, which affected 6,657 people and caused 352 hospitalisations. Bacillus cereus group is very diverse and that there was little information in the literature on other pathogenic Bacillus spp. The Bacillus cereus group comprise eight recognised species and […]

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