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The advent of new testing systems and “omics”-technologies has left regulatory toxicology facing one of the biggest challenges for decades. That is the question whether and how these methods can be used for regulatory purposes. The new methods undoubtedly enable regulators to address important open questions of toxicology such as species-specific toxicity,(More)
1 For citation purposes: Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from The European Commission on Animal health and welfare aspects of avian influenza and the risk of its introduction into the EU poultry holdings. SUMMARY Following a request from the Commission, the AHAW panel was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the(More)
BACKGROUND Surrogate markers of protective immunity to malaria in humans are needed to rationalize malaria vaccine discovery and development. In an effort to identify such markers, and thereby provide a clue to the complex equation malaria vaccine development is facing, we investigated the relationship between protection acquired through exposure in the(More)
This scientific opinion further elaborates a previous EFSA opinion and assesses the extent to which meat derived from broilers contributes to human campylobacteriosis at EU level. It gives an overview of the public health significance and burden of campylobacteriosis, concluding that there is considerable underascertainment and underreporting of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of MRSA in herds of fattening pigs in different regions of Germany, and to determine factors associated with the occurrence of this pathogen. For this purpose pooled dust samples were collected, and a questionnaire covered information regarding herd characteristics and management(More)
Der Einfluss des Alters von Rindern und Schweinen auf die Schwermetallgehalte in den von ihnen stammenden Nieren und Lebern wurde untersucht. Es zeigte sich, dass die mittleren Gehalte von Blei, Cadmium und Quecksilber bei den Organen ab zwei Jahre alter Tiere signifikant höher waren als in der Vergleichsgruppe der unter zwei Jahre alten Tiere.
In Deutschland lagen bisher nur wenige Daten zur Schwermetallbelastung von Lebern und Nieren von zwei Jahre alten oder älteren Schlachtrindern und -schweinen vor. Mit einer Pilotstudie sollte daher überprüft werden, wie hoch die aktuellen Gehalte der drei Schwermetalle Blei, Cadmium und Quecksilber in Lebern und Nieren älterer Schlachttiere sind, und ob(More)
The cattle Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) risk posed by bovine derived Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) in feed was estimated, the diagnostic methods and their sensitivity to detect animal proteins in feed and compared different risk assessment methods for animal proteins in feed was reviewed. It was concluded that the current global limit of(More)
Wir stellen die Hintergründe der erforderlichen Stichprobenumfänge in der Lebensmittelüberwachung dar und erläutern die Anwendung im konkreten Fall der Beprobung von Eiern auf Überschreitung eines Grenzwertes. Die Darstellung der Ermittlung von Stichprobenumfängen in der AVV LmH (2009, Anlage 2) und die dort genannten Zahlen, die mehrfach Anlass zu(More)
The Treaty of Amsterdam, in force since 1 May 1999, has established new ground rules for the actions of the European Union (EU) on animal welfare. It recognizes that animals are sentient beings and obliges the European Institutions to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals when formulating and implementing Community legislation. In order to(More)
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