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  • 2018 m. August 08 d.

    The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) informs that an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) is confirmed in a pig farm owned by the JSC “Idavang” (Akmenė district, Papilė parish, Skabeikiai village), in which approximately 19 500 pigs are kept.

  • 2018 m. July 03 d.

    Last week, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) hosted a seminar on “Agricultural sector in Japan – Untapped opportunities”. The seminar was attended by the representatives of the Lithuanian Confederation of Food Industry, milk processing companies and specialists from the SFVT.

  • 2018 m. July 03 d.

    On June 26, a three day workshop, organized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for the fifth time, has started in Vilnius, which is intended for the veterinarians to deal with the issues of animal contagious diseases spread in wild fauna.

  • 2018 m. June 04 d.

    On 28-29 May 2018 a meeting of an international expert working group was held at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), during which the data collection on the ASF virus, its transmission ways, spreading trends in the disease affected places were discussed as well as the scientific evaluation of this data and preparation of conclusions and recommendations.

  • 2018 m. April 27 d.

    On 24-27 May, Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) Darius Remeika is representing Lithuania at the conference on animal welfare during transport and at the informal meeting of the Working Party of Chief Veterinary Officers of the Council of the European Union in Sofia (the Republic of Bulgaria).

  • 2018 m. April 27 d.

    The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) has received a confirmation from the National Office of Food Safety of Morocco that the veterinary certificate for import of beef and its products from Lithuania to the Kingdom of Morocco had been agreed.

  • 2018 m. April 25 d.

    The European Commission (EC) has published the first report on prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine. Initiatives and measures taken by the EU Member States to strengthen the struggle against the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, which poses threat to public and animal health, were assessed in the document.

  • 2018 m. April 19 d.

    EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe. When taken as food supplements, however, catechin doses at or above 800 mg/day may pose health concerns.

  • 2018 m. March 13 d.

    On 8–9 March, Health and Consumers Directorate General (SANCO) of the European Commission jointly with the EC Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) office organised an international workshop on the issues of monitoring and management of contagious animal diseases in the wildlife in Sofia (Bulgaria). Responsible specialists from the EU Member States and third countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus) participated at the workshop.

  • 2018 m. March 06 d.

    According to information of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), Lithuanian producers are fairly successful in expanding the export of milk and meat and their products. In 2017, establishments exported more than 63 thousand tons of milk products and 12 thousand tons of meat and meat products. Compared to 2016, the export of milk products increased by 16 % whereas the export of meat increased by 17 %.

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