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IRTA-CReSA collaborates with EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, in two risk assessment projects
Two Partnering Grant Projects, in which IRTA-CReSA participates have been recently awarded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). EFSA’s Partnering Grants aim to build risk assessment capacity by transferring knowledge and expertise between two or more organizations in Member States.
Next Thursday, November 7, CReSA is going to organize a session about “Campylobacter: from the farm to the table“, where the campilobacteriosi will be the focus of the discussion: its current situation and future prospects. This disease has become the most important one in the European Union and, in the last years, more than salmonelosis.
As mentioned in previous blog entry join, there are virus-food couples solidly established as “riskier” from the point of view of their ability (historically recorded) to generate food-borne viral infections. We will develop in the following paragraphs.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated at over 2 million people die from diarrheal diseases (2005), as a result of the ingestion of contaminated food or water. And this problem is not exclusive to poor and deprived areas, although mortality in such places, especially in childhood, is quite high.
Animal health is an issue for humans too!
Certain diseases, known as zoonoses, can affect both animals and people. Examples of these diseases are tuberculosis, trichinosis or cysticercosis, among others.
Alemania vuelve a estar bajo los focos de la seguridad alimentaria (o de sus carencias). En las últimas semanas de septiembre (los primeros casos se dieron el 19 de septiembre), cerca de once mil personas (mayoritariamente niños y jóvenes) de institutos del este de Alemania (Berlín y sur de Turingia, Brandemburgo y Sajonia) han padecido diarreas y vómitos debidas a norovirus. De este gran número de afectados, únicamente una veintena de personas han requerido hospitalización, aunque fueron dadas de alta al poco tiempo al no desarrollar complicaciones.