The State Food and Veterinary Service provides bellow recommendations to food business operators, feed establishments, providers of veterinary services and the population concerning the situation caused by COVID-19.
According to information of the World Health Organisation and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), there is no scientific evidence that COVID-19 could spread or be transmitted via food!
Commission Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 of 5 March 2009 on the introduction into the Community of personal consignments of products of animal origin and amending Regulation (EC) No 136/2004.
Travelling from the EU Member States to Lithuania
In order to come to Lithuania with a pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) from any of the EU Member States the obligatory requirements are:
The European Commission has prepared a report on the EU Twinning Program for the year of 2017. The report mentions a successful implementation of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) project in Ukraine "Assistance with the implementation of SPS commitments under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement".
On 28 September each year, the World Rabies Day is commemorated to draw attention of the public to the threat of this fatally hazardous disease both to humans and animals as well as the importance of prevention with the emphasis of the enormous progress in the battle against rabies.
In September, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), in consortium with three institutions from Europe, started implementation of an EU twinning project for further support of the Republic of Moldova. This is a large-scale project on the development and strengthening of agriculture, rural development and food safety, which is implemented by the SFVS jointly with colleagues from “Agrarmarkt“ (AMA) in Austria and the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMA) in Poland.
From the beginning of September, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) together with its partners have started implementing a new Twinning project in the Balkan region – Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project aims to share the practical experience gained by the professionals, ensuring the highest standards of food safety and quality control.
African swine fever (ASF) has been already circulating in Lithuania for seven years and continues to cause significant losses and concern to pig keepers, hunters as well as state control authorities. Thus, in addressing the challenges of ASF and carrying out the effective disease surveillance and control, it is essential to exchange experiences - researchers need the support of hunters, which is important in finding the best scientific and practical ways to stop the spread of ASF and combat the disease.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) informs that, in the situation when new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the wildlife are still recorded from time to time, Telšiai country faces the highest probability for the introduction of this virus into farm holdings this year, and residents of Plungė district who are rearing pigs have to be particularly alert. The second ASF outbreak this year has been recorded in Plungė district, in a small farm where 5 pigs were fattened for own purposes.