Risk Management

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread at a worrying rate. Photo: AJG

Farmers need to be better protected against the risk of ASF

By Jenny Eagle

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread across Asia at a worrying rate and in September 2019 the disease was confirmed for the first time in South Korea, where six cases were reported within a two-week period. The fever also spread to the Southeast...

Poppy: ‘increasingly complex food system’

Guy Poppy named chief scientific adviser of FSA

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Guy Poppy, professor of ecology and director of interdisciplinary research at the University of Southampton, as its chief scientific adviser.

France issues nano-risk management method

France issues nano-risk management method

By Rory Harrington

Categorising nano-based materials into hazard bands is the core of a new risk assessment technique put forward by French authorities as regulatory bodies continue to explore ways to manage possible threats from the ground-breaking technology.

EFSA, the way forward

EFSA, the way forward

'A landmark meeting' is how Stuart Slorach, the chairman of the
European Food Safety Agency board described the first presentation
of their newly elected executive director, Geoffrey Podger.


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