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Salmonella bacteria, along with Campylobacter bacteria, continue to exhibit high resistance to antibiotics.
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Resistances remain high

Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria continue to exhibit high levels of antibiotic resistance. This is according to the report published jointly by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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Dienstag, 05. April 2022

EFSA re-evaluates ethoxyquin

According to EFSA, the feed additive is safe for animals bred for meat production. No conclusions could be drawn, however, for consumers and the environment.

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Freitag 11. März 2022

Efsa investigates risk from animal transports

The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) wants to determine how high the risk of spreading antimicrobial resistant bacteria through animal transports is. The aim is an assessment as well as preventive measures.

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Mittwoch 17. November 2021

Campaign extended to more countries

EFSA is stepping up its efforts to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe. It has extended its campaign to a further nine countries.

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Montag 23. August 2021

Animals require less antiobiotics

Consumption in human medicine is higher for the first time. EFSA and EMA and ECDC publish joint analysis covering 2016 to 2018.

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Montag 09. August 2021
Antibiotics

Resistance levels still high

A significant proportion of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria remain resistant to antibiotics commonly used in humans and animals, according to a report released in early April by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Dienstag 13. April 2021

Quo Vadis, FEEDAP?

The new Panel (as of July 2018) is smaller and has more female members than before. It comprises 17 (previously 21) members including 10 (previously 5) female scientists.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Donnerstag 09. August 2018

Flavouring substances

Flavouring substances (mainly as extracts) as an effective principle in applications for zootechnical feed additives are rare (so far) (<10).

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Freitag 08. Dezember 2017

Sulfur and sulfate in animal nutrition

A few months ago the FEEDAP Panel evaluated the safety and effectiveness of sodium-molybdenate as a trace element compound. The application had originally been made for all animal species and categories, but in the course of consultations in the responsible working group it was reduced to sheep.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Freitag 06. Oktober 2017

Assessing the efficacy of a feed additive

If one believes individual stakeholders, a feed additive simply needs to be safe – for the target animal, for consumers, for users and for the environment. They say its usefulness, its efficacy, would then be proved in practice. If the additive was no use, it would disappear again by itself.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Mittwoch 16. August 2017

Vitamins as feed additives

Casimir Funk (1884 – 1967) could not have imagined what resonance he would trigger when over a hundred years ago (1911) he introduced the melodious and vowel-rich word “vitamins” to denote various vital organic compounds.

von Gerhard Flachowsky und Jürgen Gropp
Mittwoch 05. April 2017