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Bluetongue Bluetongue

The Bluetongue animal disease affects domestic and wild ruminants, such as sheep and cattle. It is a disease transmitted by flying vectors, namely midge insects belonging to the Culicoides genus. Learn more about EFSA work on Bluetongue.

Meat inspection Meat inspection

The main purpose of meat inspection is to detect and prevent public health hazards such as food-borne pathogens or chemical contaminants in food of animal origin. Yet existing inspection practises often date back decades and might not always adequately protect public health.