The ways how to address this issue were discussed by scientists, human doctors, veterinary doctors and pharmaceutical professionals, representatives of sectoral livestock associations on 27 October 2016 at the international conference "Challenges in Addressing the Issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)".
Producers of food supplements often use different claims on their effect on health in advertising and on the packaging, however, scientists of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reject as many as 90 per cent of such claims as scientifically unconfirmed. Unfounded health claims are particularly frequently used in advertising probiotics.
The State Food and Veterinary Service informs that the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China has approved the list of seventeen Lithuanian milk processing establishments, which are authorised to export dairy products to this country in Asia.
Last Friday saw the launch of an EU Twinning Project “Support to the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova“ in Chisinau (Moldova), which is going to be implemented by experts of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) and State Plant Service (SPS) jointly with partners from Latvia and Sweden.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) informs that the situation in relation to avian influenza remains tense both in Europe and Asia. New outbreaks of this disease in poultry keeping places and in wild birds are further recorded.
Last week, the State Food and Veterinary Service in the process of its co-operation with the competent authority of Serbia agreed the veterinary requirements, which have to be met by Lithuanian poultry meat and meat products manufactured from different kinds of meat. This means that Lithuanian poultry establishments may offer their production to Serbian customers as well.
Since mid-October of this year, the USA experts in Lithuania have carried out an audit of state control on egg products, which lasted two weeks. This audit is an important step towards the coordination of permits for the egg producing companies of our country to export their products to the USA.
A meeting of Ministers for Agriculture and Heads of Veterinary Authorities of the Baltic Countries, Poland and neighbouring third countries on issues of African swine fever (ASF) took place in Poland. The European Commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis also participated at the meeting.