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EFSA proposes surveillance scheme for chronic wasting disease

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MEASURES to monitor chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the European Union (EU) have been proposed by the European Food Safety Authority's Panel on Biological Hazards. In a scientific opinion published on January 18, the panel proposes a three-year monitoring system across eight countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania) to detect if the disease is present.

The panel developed its opinion at the request of the European Commission following …

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