Scientific news about the fishing sector, fish and their parasites
Joint Research Centre, 2014-11-27
A healthier future? Four research priority areas for food and diet (EN)
How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. These are the main findings of a new foresight report that will support work done under Horizon 2020, the EU's funding programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.
EFSA Journal, 2014-11-26
Scientific Opinion on the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes (EN)
Following a request from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes.
In view of the request, the NDA Panel decided to update its previous opinions relative to food ingredients or substances with known allergenic potential listed in Annex IIIa of Directive 2003/89/EC, as amended, which include cereals containing gluten, milk and dairy products, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soy, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, celery, lupin, sesame, mustard and sulphites. In this context, EFSA launched a procurement project (CT/EFSA/NDA/2012/02) to review published data on the prevalence of food allergy in Europe and to gather prevalence data on food allergy in the general (unselected) population.
A new research to confirm Octupus maya as host of anisakids in Mexico (ES)
The Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Merida (México) is carrying out a new study for determining if the red octopus (Octopus maya) can load the infective agent that causes anisakiasis, a worldwide frequent disease caused by the consumption of fish or cephalopods infected with parasite larvae of Anisakis genera.
The research is being conducted by Dr. Sheila Castellanos Martínez, from the Marine Resources Department, who has been studying this endemic species in Yucatan area for more than a year.
The word "Anisakis" included in the new edition of the Spanish Language Dictionary (ES)
The new edition of the Spanish Language Dictionary was presented yesterday, when the new words contained were revealed. In the field of Medicine, it is highlighted the inclusion of the word Anisakis, due to their recent relevance in the media.
ICOPA website, 2014-10-03
13th International Congress of Parasitology
Last August 10th-15th 2014, it was held in Mexico City the 13th edition of the International Congress of Parasitology. Some of PARASITE partners presented preliminary results obtained within the project.
In the link below you can access and download the presentations.