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Thematic EU workshop on Hepatitis E Virus

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Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam Airport

Beechavenue 142-160, Schiphol-Rijk

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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in pork is recognised as a problem and is of emerging concern for the public health and wellbeing. There is a potential for increased risks to consumer health associated with pork containing HEV, widening the uncertainties related to a range of commodities. For this reason, a thematic workshop will be held in March 2018.

In light of previous events, recent scientific publications, thematic discussions and EFSA opinion (2017) assessing public health risks associated with HEV as a food-borne pathogen, it has become evident that cooperation between member states (MS) is paramount to further the understanding of HEV and options for control, ultimately ensuring consumer safety. There currently exist significant gaps in the fundamental understanding of HEV. It is imperative that these areas are identified along with appropriate policy interventions.

The novelty of this workshop would be to bring together scientists and policy/decision makers from EU MS in order to provide a platform to enhance the understanding of the decision-making process and promote closer and continuous dialogue between the two areas of expertise.

The aims of the workshop would be:

* Promote scientific cooperation by identifying and plugging evidence gaps, collaboration on ongoing or future research activities within the theme.

* Act as a platform to inform policy interventions at a high level to discuss and agree on a policy plan to mitigate any risk to health.

* Encourage intelligence sharing between MS with the aim of building networks of communication and collaboration between policy makers and scientists ultimately making the decision-making process more efficient.

Please provide any specific dietary requirements you may have by emailing Freddie Lachhman on freddie.lachhman@food.gov.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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