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 Mike Tod - “We are looking at areas where we may be able to work with Qantas in the future. However, no agreements have been reached on any co-operation on the Tasman.”
 Philip Tod - “We hope this will rally member states around the authorization process. We want practical improvements in the system.”
 Philip Tod - “Veterinary controls on the farm and at slaughter, and the flow of information from stable to table, protect EU consumers against any potential risk,”
 Philip Tod - “Veterinary controls on the farm and at slaughter, and the flow of information from stable to table, protect EU consumers against any potential risk.”
 Philip Tod - “The main conclusion of the report is that there appears to be no justification at this time for EU-wide legislation.”
 Philip Tod - “We don't have avian influenza in commercial poultry in the European Union and we consider that poultry meat and eggs, especially when properly cooked, pose no risk to human health,”
 Philip Tod - “We don't have avian influenza in commercial poultry in the European Union and we consider that poultry meat and eggs, especially when properly cooked, pose no risk to human health.”
 Philip Tod - “The European Commission has so far received no information which suggests the UK authorities have breached the requirements. The UK authorities are still investigating the circumstances in this case and the Commission will wait for the outcome of that investigation to properly assess the situation.”
 Philip Tod - “The Commission has been informed by the European Union reference laboratory ... that the virus isolated in wild birds in Croatia is indeed the H5N1 virus,”
 Philip Tod - “The Finnish chief veterinary officer said this is not the H5N1 virus. This is a mild, low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza that is commonly found in wild birds.”
 Philip Tod - “The aim of these national surveillance programs is to provide early detection of cases of avian influenza, particularly in wild birds and poultry in the European Union.”
 Philip Tod - “The Commission has been informed by the European Union reference laboratory ... that the virus isolated in wild birds in Croatia is indeed the H5N1 virus.”
 Mike Tod - “This route performed exceptionally well in the 1990s with high load factors and strong passenger growth. Unfortunately, demand has softened and operation costs have risen in the past few years, making this service unsustainable in the immediate future.”
 Philip Tod - “A number of samples have to be taken from both wild and domestic birds in each member state, and the type of tests that will be done.”
 Philip Tod - “There was an extensive discussion on the possibility of the disease spreading into the EU via migratory birds that might pose a risk of spreading the virus. The group concluded that the immediate risk is probably remote or low.”
 Philip Tod - “There will be a discussion on international coordination.”
 Philip Tod - “We are concerned enough that we have instituted this ban to avoid risking importing the disease into the EU from an infected country. But we are not able to say what type of virus we are talking about - or how pathogenic it is.”
 Philip Tod - “The establishment of these risk areas will help to define a disaster-free part of the country, which is obviously good for trade purposes.”
 Philip Tod - “Coexistence measures are designed to ensure that GM crops can be grown alongside non-GM crops without negative economic consequences caused by accidental mixing of the two.”
 Philip Tod - “The samples are now expected to arrive at the Community Reference Laboratory late on Friday and so results can only be expected by Saturday afternoon, not before.”
 Philip Tod - “That aid is yet to be agreed by the ACP countries. We certainly expect Nigeria to benefit from part of these funds, to help them in their fight of this disease.”
 Philip Tod - “There are disadvantages if vaccination is not done in a controlled way. Animals that are inadequately vaccinated may contract the virus anyway and continue to spread it.”
 Philip Tod - “Some member states don't share the view that it is necessary at the moment to adopt this measure at the European level.”
 Philip Tod - “The key to this problem is early detection and rapid action.”