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  • 2018 m. February 06 d.

    Lithuania is seeking to be included in the list of countries with no risk to get infected with rabies – the contagious disease, which is lethally dangerous both to humans and animals. Not long ago, this disease was one of major concerns in our country. However, in the past decade, the situation in Lithuania has been constantly improving, whereas in the past two years, there has been not a single case of wild or domestic animals infected with rabies.

  • 2018 m. January 29 d.

    As from 11 April 2018, a regulation laying down that food producers have to substantially reduce the levels of the substance, which develops in food and is hazardous to human health, i. e. acrylamide, will come into force all over the EU. Establishments producing baked, roasted, fried foodstuffs or establishments producing dishes for catering as well as farmers growing certain kinds of food plants (potatoes, cereals) will have to adapt to the new regulation.

  • 2018 m. January 26 d.

    The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), having assessed results of the surveillance programme for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (so called mad cow disease) carried out in Lithuania, confirmed that the risk of this disease in Lithuania is low.

  • 2018 m. January 26 d.

    The situation of African swine fever (ASF) in the country as well as in the entire region remains grave. In 2017, the number of cases of the disease in Lithuanian farm holdings was twice as big, whereas the number of cases in the wildlife was four times as big as it was in 2016.

  • 2017 m. November 02 d.

    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.

  • 2017 m. October 31 d.

    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.

  • 2017 m. October 03 d.

    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.

  • 2017 m. October 02 d.

    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.

  • 2017 m. October 02 d.

    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.

     

  • 2017 m. October 02 d.

    Last week, the State Food and Veterinary Service has jointly with the representation of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Lithuania invited representatives of competent institutions, public health specialists, scientists, representatives of the food industry to the international conference “Trans isomers of fatty acids in food: consumer protection and challenges for industry”. The conference is aimed at sharing experience and encouraging seeking answers to the question of particular importance to the public: if it is possible for the contemporary food industry to give up harmful fats, if legal regulation of the levels of these substances in food is required.

     

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