European research program tackles foodborne zoonoses

By FoodProcessing Staff
Monday, 06 November, 2017


A European research program that aims to develop and share scientific knowledge on issues such as foodborne zoonoses will be coordinated by ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety.

Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans, including the Ebola virus disease and salmonellosis.

The ‘One Health’ concept acknowledges that human health, animal health and the environment are linked, and this drives the need to develop safety measures. Therefore, the purpose of the European Joint Programme (EJP) on One Health is to expand cooperation and communication between its 40 partners from 19 member states, including physicians, veterinarians and other scientific health and environmental professionals.

Together, these research centres, most of which have reference mandates on foodborne zoonoses, aim to promote scientific progress in foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging risks. ...

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