EU – Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2022

EFSA

Abstract

Among the tasks of EFSA, according to its founding regulation (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002), there is the establishment of a system of Networks of organisations operating in the fields within EFSA’s mission, the objective being to facilitate a scientific cooperation framework by the coordination of activities, the exchange of information, the development and implementation of joint projects, the exchange of expertise and best practices. The Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA Network) had its first meeting in 2007. Currently, 25 European Union Member States and two observer countries (Switzerland and Norway) are participating in the MRA Network. The 22nd meeting was held on 18‐19 October 2022 as a hybrid‐meeting in Parma and online. A wide range of activities related to microbial risk assessment were presented including impact of Vibrio infections, activities on Campylobacter in broilers, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, transfer of anisakid allergens to meat, risk assessment of monkey pox transmission through food and risk‐based classification of food establishments as well as an invited presentation on ionophor resistance in poultry. Activities of the EFSA BIOHAZ panel and the BIOHAW Unit were presented.

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