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|Title:||MedISys: An early-warning system for the detection of (re-)emerging food- and feed-borne hazards|
|Authors:||RORTAIS Agnès; BELYAEVA Jenya; GEMO Monica; VAN DER GOOT Erik; LINGE Jens|
|Citation:||FOOD RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL vol. 43 no. 5 p. 1553-1556|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||We evaluated the Medical Information System (MedISys) as an early-warning system for the detection of food- and feed-borne hazards. Nine hazards were selected in the period from January 2007 to March 2009 from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and traced back on MedISys and ProMED-mail. In addition, from January to March 2009, food- and feed-borne (re-)emerging hazards were monitored on MedISys and traced back on ProMED-mail and RASFF. MedISys has demonstrated to be an effective early-warning system for food- and feed-borne hazards. However, further customization is required to improve its sensitivity, in particular by increasing the number of multi-lingual categories related to food and feed items. MedISys tended to detect food- and feed-borne hazards earlier and more frequently than ProMED-mail, but the information from both systems was often complementary.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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