The European Commission (EC) took initiative to define priority problems in the field of animal welfare on the international level and to take coordinated actions to solve them. This week, a group of experts representing organisations of the public and private sectors have gathered at the kick-off meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare organised by the EC.
This week, a delegation of five experts from the Food Safety Agency of Moldova (ANSA) headed by Dr. Gheorghe Gaberi, Director of the National Food Safety Agency of Moldova, is visiting the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). These experts are visiting Lithuania under the EU Twinning Project “Support to the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova“.
This May is going to see a twofold anniversary of the membership of Lithuania in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). This is 85 years since the membership agreement was signed in 1932 and 25 years since Lithuania resumed its membership in 1992 as an independent state.
On 24 October, at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Police Department under the Ministry of Interior, Municipalities and the Association of Municipal Controllers discussed the improvement of the cooperation between state and municipal institutions in the area of dealing with the issues of animal keeping, animal welfare and safety.
It was proved by science that the presence of trans fats (or trans fatty acid isomers) in food may cause cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity, may have an adverse effect on pregnancy and fetal development. It was also confirmed that these fats are 4–5 times as toxic as saturated fats.
Last week, specialists from the Mongolian competent authority Generalized Agency for Specialized Inspection (GASI) are visiting the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). They came to Lithuania to share experience in the field of official food control.
Audit conducted at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) by experts of the Health and Food Audits and Analysis Directorate of the European Commission has been completed.
Combat against antimicrobial resistance is a big nowadays problem of the humanity. According to the forecast, in 2020, this problem may lead to the situation where medicine is helpless to save 10 million human lives.