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Good practices in the use of veterinary medicines for pets
28/07/2022

Good practices in the use of veterinary medicines for pets

Every year, many accidents are reported following the incorrect storage and use of veterinary medicines. In France, over 400 people were victims of this type of accident in 2020. While most reported cases are minor, more serious cases of poisoning can occur, particularly in young children.
Reducing dietary exposure to nitrites and nitrates
Réduire l’exposition aux nitrites et aux nitrates dans l’alimentation
12/07/2022
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Reducing dietary exposure to nitrites and nitrates

Every day, we are exposed to nitrites and nitrates through our diet. In light of current knowledge on their effects on human health, ANSES recommends reducing the population's exposure to these substances by taking proactive measures to limit dietary exposure. To that end, ANSES has identified several courses of action, in particular reducing the use of nitrites as additives in delicatessen meat, noting that this should be achieved in a controlled manner in order to avoid any increase in foodborne infections.
A new test to better detect pathogenic E. coli in food
12/07/2022

A new test to better detect pathogenic E. coli in food

Escherichia coli (E. coli ) is a bacterium found in the digestive tract of humans, other mammals and birds. Although the majority of E. coli strains are harmless, some of them can cause serious cases of diarrhoea and even, less often, death. ANSES has developed a faster and more targeted method for detecting pathogenic E. coli in food, in particular in raw milk products.
Improvements in the regulation of hazardous substances in school supplies
Mieux encadrer la présence de substances dangereuses dans les fournitures scolaires
07/07/2022
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Improvements in the regulation of hazardous substances in school supplies

In an expert appraisal published today, ANSES highlights the presence of several classes of hazardous chemicals in supplies – pens, glue, pencils, correction tape, notebooks – used at school, home, and the office. In order to protect the health of consumers, especially that of children, the Agency stresses the need to review the regulations and step up the monitoring of products.
A meeting with our animal health scientists at SPACE!
07/07/2022

A meeting with our animal health scientists at SPACE!

This year once again we will be at the International Exhibition for Animal Breeding (SPACE) held in Rennes, France from 13 to 15 September 2022 . African swine fever, the avian influenza crisis, parasites, ruminant mycoplasmoses, salmonella, etc. Whether you are a professional working in the sector or a private individual, you can meet with our scientists who are specialists in these topics.
Monkeypox infection: What is the risk of transmission through food?
05/07/2022
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Monkeypox infection: What is the risk of transmission through food?

In France, there has recently been an increase in the number of people infected with the monkeypox virus, responsible for monkeypox infection, mainly in Europe. The virus may be transmitted through direct contact with someone who is ill, and through respiratory droplets. ANSES was asked to provide an urgent assessment of the risk of transmission of this virus via food.
How useful are microsensors for measuring exposure to air pollution?
01/07/2022

How useful are microsensors for measuring exposure to air pollution?

The use of microsensors to monitor the quality of indoor and outdoor air has met with great enthusiasm in recent years. ANSES studied the benefits of their use for protecting the health of the population.
Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric
29/06/2022

Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric

Turmeric is a plant that is used as a spice and is also found in a wide variety of food supplements on account of its digestive, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Following several reports of hepatitis in Italy and France, ANSES is drawing attention to the risk of adverse effects occurring in association with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric.
Storage of veterinary medicines and recommendations during heatwaves
21/06/2022
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Storage of veterinary medicines and recommendations during heatwaves

Veterinary medicine quality is vital and must be ensured throughout the pharmaceutical chain, from design until use. Each participant in the chain has an influence on one or more parameters and needs to take precautions to guarantee and maintain veterinary medicine quality. During the summer, especially in cases of high heat, the storage of veterinary medicinal products may be affected; beyond 40 °C, there are risks of irreversible degradation (quality, effectiveness) or even toxicity (formation of degradation products).

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