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The European Food Safety Authority calls for evidence of beef cattle and turkey welfare in the EU

Published Jan 24, 2024

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is seeking evidence to aid in risk assessments concerning the welfare of beef cattle and turkeys on farms. These calls for evidence are part of the EFSA's development of scientific opinions, due by June 2025 for beef cattle and December 2025 for turkeys. This initiative aligns with the European Commission's review of EU animal welfare legislation, a component of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy. The EFSA intends to maintain regular engagement with stakeholders until the publication of its scientific opinions.
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched two calls for evidence to collect data and information to support EFSA’s risk assessments to deliver scientific opinions on the welfare of beef cattle and turkeys on farm on December 8, 2023, according to a recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report. Interested parties can submit a contribution on the topic until January 31, 2024. These evidence calls are a key step in EFSA’s development of the scientific opinions to be delivered by June 30, 2025, for beef cattle and by December 31, 2025, for turkeys. EFSA previously organised a stakeholder meeting regarding this topic on November 7-8, 2023 in Brussels. The European Commission’s review of the European Union animal welfare legislation is an integral part of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was tasked by the Commission to provide new scientific advice that reflects the most up-to-date ...
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