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2018 m. November 16 d.
This week, three experts from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea will be conducting audit in the field of control on poultry meat and its products. This audit is an important step in coordinating the permissions for Lithuanian poultry establishments to export their production to South Korea. At the State Food and Veterinary Service, the experts will get acquainted with the official veterinary control carried out in our country, requirements and control standards applied, documentation. At the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute, the specialists from South Korea are going to have a deeper insight into the analyses performed and their procedures. The experts are going to visit territorial State Food and Veterinary Services, poultry farms, a poultry slaughter and cutting plant, a refrigerated warehouse for meat where the practical operation of the food safety and control system is going to be assessed. Lithuanian producers already export milk products and pet food to South Korea. This year alone, more than 1400 t of milk products (cheese, curds, butter, milk sugar, ice cream), pet food for dogs and cats (302 t), etc. has been exported to this country in Asia. 
2018 m. November 16 d.
This week, three experts from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea will be conducting audit in the field of control on poultry meat and its products. This audit is an important step in coordinating the permissions for Lithuanian poultry establishments to export their production to South Korea. At the State Food and Veterinary Service, the experts will get acquainted with the official veterinary control carried out in our country, requirements and control standards applied, documentation. At the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute, the specialists from South Korea are going to have a deeper insight into the analyses performed and their procedures. The experts are going to visit territorial State Food and Veterinary Services, poultry farms, a poultry slaughter and cutting plant, a refrigerated warehouse for meat where the practical operation of the food safety and control system is going to be assessed. Lithuanian producers already export milk products and pet food to South Korea. This year alone, more than 1400 t of milk products (cheese, curds, butter, milk sugar, ice cream), pet food for dogs and cats (302 t), etc. has been exported to this country in Asia. 
2018 m. November 14 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service has received information from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan that the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute had been included in the list of accredited laboratories where the analysis for the effectiveness of vaccination against rabies can be performed for pet animals to be transported to Japan. This is substantial facilitation for owners of pet animals who wish to travel to Japan together with their pets. Up to now, persons who export pet animals or travel with them to another country have had to make tests for rabies at laboratories in other countries, which are included in the list of accredited laboratories of Japan. Furthermore, on 1 November this year, the coordination of the certification procedures for export of pet animals or for travelling with them was finalised. Thus, the inclusion of the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute into the list of accredited testing laboratories for rabies and the agreement on necessary veterinary documents makes the travelling from Lithuania to Japan together with pet animals as well as trading in pet animals possible. The dogs and cats to be transported to Japan have to be identified by transponders (microchips) and at least twice vaccinated against rabies, the testing for rabies antibodies must have been performed and the animals must have stayed in quarantine for 180 days. Moreover, the animals must have got certificates issued by competent veterinary authorities of the exporting country.
2018 m. November 08 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) hereby informs that pursuant to Article 14(7) of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Budgetary Institutions and Resolution No 1036 of the Government of Lithuania of 10 October 2018 “On the agreement to reorganise the State Animal Breeding Supervision Service under the Ministry of Agriculture”, the State Animal Breeding Supervision Service under the Ministry of Agriculture (SABSS) shall be reorganised and incorporated into the SFVS, which will take over all the rights and duties of the SABSS. The details of the budgetary institution subject to the reorganisation – SABSS: 1. legal form – budgetary institution, 2. office – Gedimino av. 19, LT-01103 Vilnius, 3. code of the legal person – 188728636, 4. register, which pools and stores data of the SABSS – Register of Legal Entities. The details the budgetary institution participating in the reorganisation – SFVS: 2. office – Siesikų st. 19, LT-07170 Vilnius, 3 code of the legal person 188601279, 4. register, which pools and stores data of the SFVS – Register of Legal Entities. As from 31 January 2019, the rights and duties of the SABSS after the reorganisation shall pass to the SFVS. The budgetary institution SABSS will no longer be included in the Register of Legal Entities after the reorganisation. The draft description of conditions for the reorganisation of the SABSS is published in the Information System of Draft Legal Acts: (https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/14f38800d83911e8820ea019e5d9ad04?positionInSearchResults=1&searchModelUUID=956412fe-e21a-419f-9e60-71959ba8bb8f). Other documents are available on the web sites of the budgetary institution SABSS subject to the reorganisation (www.veislininkyste.lrv.lt) and SFVS (www.vmvt.lt).
2018 m. October 16 d.
On 16 October, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) jointly with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are organising an international conference “One world – one health. Zoonoses and good practice” in Vilnius. The conference will take place in the hall of the hotel “Holiday Inn“. EFSA experts, researchers, SFVS specialists, Lithuanian veterinarians, representatives of the feed and poultry sectors will participate in the event. The situation of zoonoses in Lithuania and other countries from the point of view of human and animal health will be presented at the conference, a risk analysis-based strategy for decreasing zoonoses, data of monitoring the antimicrobial resistance of their pathogens will be discussed. Examples of good practices for the implementation of salmonella control programmes will be presented to the participants, they will exchange their experience in achieving a low salmonella prevalence levels and maintaining them. The participants of the conference will discuss the issues of strengthening poultry health and importance of biosafety measures at poultry farms. Zoonoses are diseases common to humans and animals, which can get infected directly or indirectly. There are more than 200 zoonotic diseases with which humans can get infected from animals. European experts, researchers and doctors are unanimous that the control of zoonoses must be strengthened as the increase in antimicrobial resistance of pathogens is observed, which poses a serious threat to public health. The most prevalent human and animal infectious diseases are salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis. People get infected with these diseases through contaminated animal origin food: poultry meat, milk, eggs, beef meat, pig meat, etc. In the past time in Lithuania just like in other countries in Europe and worldwide, salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis have generally spread through eggs, poultry meat and their products.

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2018 m. November 16 d.

This week, three experts from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea will be conducting audit in the field of control on poultry meat and its products. This audit is an important step in coordinating the permissions for Lithuanian poultry establishments to export their production to South Korea.

2018 m. November 16 d.

This week, three experts from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea will be conducting audit in the field of control on poultry meat and its products. This audit is an important step in coordinating the permissions for Lithuanian poultry establishments to export their production to South Korea.

2018 m. November 14 d.

The State Food and Veterinary Service has received information from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan that the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute had been included in the list of accredited laboratories where the analysis for the effectiveness of vaccination against rabies can be performed for pet animals to be transported to Japan.

2018 m. November 08 d.

The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) hereby informs that pursuant to Article 14(7) of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Budgetary Institutions and Resolution No 1036 of the Government of Lithuania of 10 October 2018 “On the agreement to reorganise the State Animal Breeding Supervision Service under the Ministry of Agriculture”, the State Animal Breeding Supervision Service under the Ministry of Agriculture (SABSS) shall be reorganised and incorporated into the SFVS, which will take over all the rights and duties of the SABSS.

2018 m. October 16 d.

On 16 October, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) jointly with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are organising an international conference “One world – one health. Zoonoses and good practice” in Vilnius.