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H5N8 risk for humans is ‘very low’ – ECDC

By Joseph James Whitworth

Avian flu virus poses a ‘very low’ risk to humans but given its evolving nature there is the potential of infection, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Food safety research round-up - Tell us what you are working on!

Research round-up: Food-grade coatings and TDLAS

By Joseph James Whitworth

We often don’t take into account the work behind something or take it for granted when it is there and it works. Why does it work and how – there is a good chance it is due to research. FQN takes a look at some recent examples.

ACMSF provides the FSA with advice on the microbiological safety of food

FSA names ACMSF appointments

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed appointments to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF).

The strain looks similar to the outbreaks reported in Asia and Europe

H5N8 outbreak in Hungarian ducks

By Georgi Gyton

A further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in fattening ducks, in Hungary.


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