IFAH-Europe welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s “Guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials”. We recognise the importance of responsible use of antimicrobials, as is reflected in our longstanding support of the EPRUMA stakeholder platform, of which IFAH-Europe is a founding member. We are also a strong supporter of the European Surveillance Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) project. While Member States need to make decisions on responsible use based on their local agricultural and disease needs, co-ordination at the European level is essential to maximise their effectiveness.
Europe’s animal health industry, represented by IFAH-Europe, bids a warm welcome to Mr Xavier Prats Monné in his new position as Director General of DG SANTE.
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.