Agri-Food Chain Coalition presents how innovation can fuel a strong and competitive EU agri-food sector to Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan
The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC)i, representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, today presented its joint declaration entitled: “Food for Thought: a vision for unlocking the potential of agriculture and food industries in the EU1” to the Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan. The event took place on the first day of the Food & Drink Week2 at the Universal Expo in Milan with the aim of showcasing the importance of science and innovation in the EU agri-food sector.
Brussels, 22 June 2015 – The European Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement on the Animal Health Law proposal, now renamed Regulation on Transmissible Animal Diseases. The International Federation for Animal Health Europe (IFAH-Europe) agrees with the Commission that this is very positive news. We welcome that the European Institutions realise the important role animal health plays in Europe and the world, not only to benefit animal welfare but sustainable agriculture, human and public health as well.
The International Federation for Animal Health-Europe (IFAH-Europe) Council has elected Christian Behm, Head of Region Europe for Bayer Animal HealthCare GmbH as its new Chairman. Mr Behm will oversee the federation representing the animal health industry in Europe for the next two years, promoting a greater understanding of the animal health industry and its important contributions to animal health and welfare, food safety and security, and public health.
European Pet Night 2015 showcases dogs capable of detecting a diabetic attack thanks to their sense of smell.
Medical alert assistance dogs trained to assist individuals who manage severe cases of diabetes were in the spotlight at the 11th edition of European Pet Night organised by the International Federation for Animal Health Europe (IFAH-Europe) and partners. These dogs are taught to identify changes in odour associated with fluctuations in blood glucose levels.