Topical Issues in Risk Assessment - seminar 16.5.2014


<p>This seminar will present animal disease, plant health and food risk assessment results.</p>

Food risk assessment results include a harm-benefit analysis of the consumption of Baltic herring. A risk assessment of campylobacter in the food supply chain and the environment will provide information for the development of risk management and monitoring programmes.

The seminar will also present children's cumulative exposure to heavy metals in food, and the presence of bioactive compounds in vegetable food supplements.

Light will also be shed on animal diseases, with discussion on their spreading due to structural changes.  The new rapid risk assessment method, NORA, the first version will be launched. It is also estimated, if the monitoring results for scrapie, a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting sheep and goats, show so low incidence that Finland would meet the definition of negligible risk of the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Plant health risk assessments will include the entry routes of new plant pests affecting plant production, and an assessment of their significance. The seminar will also include a prioritisation model for dangerous plant pests that enables focusing of national monitoring of plant health legislation and plant health risk assessments on species posing a particularly high risk for Finnish plant production.

The audience is welcome to discuss with Evira's risk assessment experts.

The seminar presentations are linked to different  risk assessment projects
Seminar programme (in Finnish)

The Topical Issues in Risk Assessment seminar will be held on 16 May 2014 at Unioninkatu 37, 1st floor, lecture hall 1049.
Registration no later than 8 May 2014 via e-mail to johanna.makela /files/images/at-merkki/at-merkki.gif : 1Kb

For more information on the seminar, contact:
Kirsti Savela, Head of Research Unit, tel. +358 50 439 5220
Johanna Mäkelä, Secretary,  tel. +358 40 7715 972


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