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".
At the annual meeting organised by the Focal Point of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) on 29 November, experts from different scientific, research and risk assessment institutions discussed their experiences of joint work with EFSA, cooperation possibilities and expectations.
On 28–19 November, at the session of the Baltic Assembly, the medal of the Baltic Assembly was handed to Darius Remeika, Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). This award of particular significance was handed to the head of the SFVS for his active cooperation with officers of the competent veterinary authorities of Latvia and Estonia seeking to solve topical strategic food and veterinary issues.
On 12–21 November, audit is being conducted at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, which is aimed at the assessment if milk processing establishments, which already export their production to this country, duly implement requirements. Audit like this is an important step in consolidating possibilities to export Lithuanian milk products to this county in Asia.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) reminds that as form 1-st November this year requirements for the levels of trans fatty acid isomers in foodstuffs come into force. Lithuania is one of the few countries in the EU, which will implement a restriction on trans fats in foodstuffs.
Food safety and quality as well as the assurance of all necessary conditions are one of the top priorities for Lithuania and the European Union countries. As a result, scientists, public health, food safety and veterinary specialists are working together to prevent foodborne outbreaks and are looking for cutting-edge ways and solutions to manage food crises.