And you hv an EC-wide validation for this ?
(other than a statement by EU perhaps ? )
It reminds me of a statement a few years back that no chickens in Sweden are contaminated by Salmonella (though the historical incidence is indeed extremely low due to the control procedures).
Rgds / Charles.C
I found this in a chapter 23 Brucella (by Sascha Al Dahouk, Karsten Nockler, Herbert Tomaso) from a e-book (don't remember now book name, saved in the university. pc)
citation page 319:
''Bovine brucellosis has been successfully eradicated in Canada, Japan, northern Europe and Australia. In the EU, Sweeden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The UK (except for Northern Ireland), Austria, The Netherland, Belgium, and Luxembourg are approved as "officially free from bovine and ovine/caprine brucellosis.'' 40
Norway and Switzerland are also considered to be brucellosis-free. In contrast, the situation is less favorable in Southern European countries. 41
40. Godfroid, J.and Kasbohrer. Brucellosis in the EUand Norway at the turn of the twenty-first century, 2002.
41. Taleski, V. et al. An overview of of the epidemiology of brucellosis in selected countries of Central and the Southeast Europe. 2002
I didn't find any validation for Mycobacterium yet, but it should be somewhere
as in some papers it stated as a very highly controlled pathogen and if I get it correctly- is the responsibility of the farmers, not cheese producers.
p.s No, probably I'm wrong. Eu legislation states that all responsibility lays on food producer
Edited by Inesa, 03 March 2011 - 09:26 PM.
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