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Food Safety

Control of TSEs (including BSE and scrapie)

What are TSEs?

EU Legislation

European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, known as "the TSE Regulation" is based on sound scientific advice.

The TSE Roadmaps

Two Commission Communications to the European Parliament and the Council, called "TSE roadmaps" have been adopted to inform on revisions to the TSE control system envisaged by the Commission. Most of the short and medium term measures envisaged in these two roadmaps have already been adopted by the Commission.

July 2005TSE Roadmap 1Commission Staff Working DocumentQuestions and Answers
July 2010TSE Roadmap 2Commission Staff Working DocumentPress release

Further information

For all aspects regarding TSEs and BSE, please refer to the information displayed below

For a list of establishments registered/authorised in accordance with Section A of Chapter V of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, in the context of the feed ban, please visit the List of Establishments page.

For lists of holdings of sheep or goats with a controlled or negligible risk of Classical Scrapie, please visit the Lists of Holdings with a Status for Classical Scrapie page.

Annual reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie

Reports on the monitoring and testing of ruminants for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in the EU.

List of establishments

Lists of establishments in accordance with Section A of Chapter V of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001.

Lists of Holdings with a Status for Classical Scrapie

Conditions for holdings of sheep or goats to be recognised as having a negligible risk or a controlled risk of Classical Scrapie.