Updated on 07/07/2021What are the potential sources of food contamination? What is a foodborne illness? How can I avoid food poisoning? What is salmonellosis and what does it cause? What does the Agency do to ensure that food is safe? On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, we have prepared a special close-up to help you learn more about the challenges of food safety and our work to make food safer for consumers.
The article has been added to your library
Published on 30/08/2018
Anthrax is a zoonosis (i.e. a disease common to humans and animals) that primarily affects herbivores. It is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacterium that is unusual in that it persists in soil for decades as spores. ANSES is the National Reference Laboratory for this disease. Here we provide a presentation of the disease and the role played by ANSES.
Published on 30/05/2018
Keywords : Climate change
Climate change is a reality on which there is broad consensus in the scientific community. Because of the inertia of the climate system, changes to the climate related to human activities will continue for many years, regardless of any measures taken today. Combating climate change, which is part of a more global environmental change, is therefore essential to limit its magnitude.
Updated on 27/08/2021
Keywords : Heatwave
Summer is here at long last, and barbecues, lounge chairs and parasols have found their way back into our gardens! To take full advantage of the warm weather and the summer sun, your best bets are sunglasses, sunscreen, plenty of water to drink and eating light. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to the heat, so be sure to watch over them carefully. And don't forget your pets! They too can suffer from dehydration. Here are some recommendations to help you have a happy, healthy and safe summer.
Updated on 05/07/2019
Faced with the need for comparable data in each country, as well as common methods for measuring bee colony mortality, ANSES was mandated to coordinate EPILOBEE, a programme for the active surveillance of bee colony mortality, co-funded by the European Commission and the Member States, and implemented in 17 Member States. For two years, a large quantity of data was collected on bee colony mortality, the presence of the main infectious and parasitic diseases, and the associated risk factors.
Updated on 31/07/2015
Keywords : ANSES
Created on 1 July 2010, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) is an independent scientific body which performs its risk assessment, reference and research activities in the fields of food safety and animal and plant health. Its core activity is the assessment of health risks in order to enable the public authorities to make informed decisions and in so doing to help ensure the health and safety of of the population both in its working and consumer activities
Updated on 05/08/2016
Ticks, along with mites, belong to the subclass Acari, and are found mainly in wooded areas in the spring and summer. In Europe, they are the most common vectors of infectious diseases in humans and animals. They can transmit bacteria, viruses and parasites. In France, the main disease transmitted to humans by ticks is Lyme disease. ANSES studies tick-borne pathogenic agents in order to identify and characterise them and more effectively combat them.
Updated on 16/12/2021
Brucellosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella. Found worldwide, it can affect humans, with symptoms including fever, pain, headache and/or weakness. It also affects most mammalian species, domestic and wild ruminants in particular. In animals, brucellosis causes abortion, reduced fertility and reduced milk production, which may in turn induce major economic losses. In addition, animals or herds which have not been certified as brucellosis-free cannot circulate freely between countries. Driven by these major economic implications and to the risk to human health, ANSES is actively involved in brucellosis surveillance and control. Here we provide a presentation of the disease, its current status in France, and the role played by ANSES.
Updated on 23/04/2021
A zoonosis is a disease whose pathogen (bacterium, virus or parasite) can be transmitted from animals to humans, or vice versa. Several ANSES laboratories are developing research on this subject. They are working to improve our knowledge of zoonoses and detect them more effectively in animals and food. Their research therefore contributes to both animal and human health.
Updated on 01/12/2017
A surveillance scheme for the adverse effects of veterinary medicinal products has been in operation since 2002, and has provided an on-line declaration service since 2010. This drug monitoring plan makes it possible to detect adverse effects and to more effectively describe them in animals. Declaring adverse effects provides continuous monitoring of the risks and benefits of veterinary medicinal products after they have been placed on the market, and therefore promotes their safe use. Through your declarations, you help expand our knowledge of veterinary medicinal products, which in turn is of benefit to animals, their owners and all those involved in animal health.
Updated on 04/08/2016
With the growing popularity in France of “fish pedicures”, a foot-care practice in which fish (Garra rufa) are used to nibble away particles of dead skin, ANSES was requested by the Ministry of Health to assess the risks involved in this kind of procedure. The Agency thus recommends strictly regulating this practice in order to prevent the risk of infection to users and professionals.
The article has been added to your library