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Food safety challenges and One Health within Europe

Boqvist, Sofia and Söderqvist, Karin and Vågsholm, Ivar (2018). Food safety challenges and One Health within Europe. Acta veterinaria Scandinavica. 60 :1 , 1-13
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13028-017-0355-3


This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial resistance in the food web and the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens in a circular system, it demonstrates how different perspectives are interconnected. The chosen examples all show the complexity of the food system and the necessity of using a One Health approach. Food safety resources should be allocated where they contribute most One Health benefits. Data on occurrence and disease burden and knowledge of source attribution are crucial in assessing costs and benefits of control measures. Future achievements in food safety, public health and welfare will largely be based on how well politicians, researchers, industry, national agencies and other stakeholders manage to collaborate using the One Health approach. It can be concluded that closer cooperation between different disciplines is necessary to avoid silo thinking when addressing important food safety challenges. The importance of this is often mentioned, but more proof of concept is needed by the research community.

Authors/Creators:Boqvist, Sofia and Söderqvist, Karin and Vågsholm, Ivar
Title:Food safety challenges and One Health within Europe
Series Name/Journal:Acta veterinaria Scandinavica
Year of publishing :2018
Page range:1-13
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:BioMed Central
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:Q Food science > Q01 Food science and technology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Pathobiology
Keywords:Antimicrobial resistance, Bovine spongiform encephalitis, Foodborne disease, Foodborne outbreak, Listeria monocytogenes, Norovirus, Raspberries, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Sprouted seeds
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Web of Science (WoS)000419195200001
ID Code:15268
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
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Deposited On:16 Feb 2018 11:45
Metadata Last Modified:20 Oct 2020 10:09

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