And that makes three! After the epidemiological surveillance platforms for animal and plant health, it is now the turn of the food chain surveillance platform (SCA) to launch its dedicated website: https://www.plateforme-sca.fr. Among other things, it will provide livestock and agri-food professionals, health professionals and members of technical organisations and institutes with access to methodological resources, the results of work published by this platform, and all of its Bulletins de Veille Sanitaire.
A new site to encourage the sharing of information and promote the work of the SCA platform
The launch of this website is giving fresh visibility to the SCA platform created in 2018 to ensure consistency between the various surveillance schemes and contribute to improving the safety of the food we eat.
Dedicated to livestock and agri-food professionals, health professionals and members of technical organisations and institutes, the new site encourages the sharing of information by providing them with the following:
- methodological resources;
- the work themes of the SCA platform (Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, cadmium, data quality, etc.);
- the results of its work, including the guide on the integrated monitoring of Salmonella, a foodborne bacterial agent that has a major impact on human health and the economy;
- the Bulletins de Veille Sanitaire (BuSCA) published twice monthly by the SCA platform.
The SCA platform: a multi-partner platform supporting “One Health”
Made up of public and private partners, the platform has 14 signatories: the Ministries of Agriculture, Health and the Economy (DGAL, DGS, DGCCRF), national scientific agencies (ANSES, Santé publique France, INRAE), technical institutes (ACTA and ACTIA), professional organisations (ANIA, CGAD, La Coopération Agricole, FCD, Oqualim) and analytical laboratories (ADILVA). The SCA platform is coordinated by ANSES and the Directorate General for Food.
The SCA platform works closely with the epidemiological surveillance platforms for animal health (ESA) and plant health (ESV) to guarantee an integrated approach to health issues, in the spirit of “One Health”.