At an event bringing together experts from different countries and professions organised on the initiative of the Customs of the Republic of Lithuania and EUROPOL, the State Food and Veterinary Service, which is one of the members of EUROPOL Operation OPSON, presented the results of its work and its contribution to the investigation of international food fraud cases.
2021 m. September 27 d.
2021 m. September 08 d.
Representatives of the National Agency for Food (ANSA) of the Republic of Moldova are visiting the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) this week.
2021 m. August 10 d.
The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety F of the European Commission (DG SANTE F) will continue the audit of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) delegated to it in the coming year, the findings of which have been assessed as good and very good for a decade.
2021 m. August 04 d.
According to the State Food and Veterinary Service, in the first six months of this year, Lithuanian producers exported more than 129,000 tons of food of animal origin to non-EU countries, exceeding the previous year’s exports by more than 20,000 tons.
2021 m. July 21 d.
Following public comments on the lack of animal regulation in the European Union, the European Commission has decided to update EU animal welfare rules. This initiative aims to update EU animal welfare rules to increase the role of recent science-based analysis, broaden their scope and make them easier to enforce. The revision of EU legislation is planned by the end of 2023.
2021 m. July 16 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service informs that on 14th of July, 2021 ASF was detected in a commercial pig holding in Estonia (Harju County, Kiili Parish) where more than 1700 pigs are kept. According to the primary data, protection and monitoring zones that do not cover pig holdings have been identified. It was found that the nearest pig keeping place is 30 km from the focus of the disease. An epidemiological investigation is currently being carried out to determine the way the disease was introduced into that holding.
2021 m. July 15 d.
Vidmantas Paulauskas, Deputy Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), discussed and brought forward some proposals to improve animal welfare and protection requirements when transporting during the online meeting with representatives of the European Parliament today. Attending the meeting, V. Paulauskas welcomed the European Parliament’s initiative to reduce the negative impact on the health of farm animals during their transportation and its aim of harmonizing transport requirements not only in the EU but also in non-EU countries.
2021 m. July 13 d.
An advisory group of experts which will bring forward its proposals on animal welfare issues has been set up by order of Mantas Staškevičius, Director of State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). According to M. Staškevičius, cooperation with animal welfare NGOs as well as public engagement has led to some positive results; however, certain problems and challenges remain.
2021 m. May 25 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) receives a number of inquiries about the growing activities of insects intended for human consumption. In America and Asian countries, the insects are used for food quite widely, while in the European Union (EU) they are regulated as novel food, and this new niche is gradually gaining ground in Lithuania as well. Currently, 10 growers of insects for food have already been approved in Lithuania, all of them are engaged in the growing and processing of house crickets. The most popular products offered in the market of our country are dried crickets with various spices and dried cricket flour, with the help of which the food products are enriched with proteins and fiber: oat bars, dried sausages, chocolate and others.
2021 m. April 30 d.
After the amendments to the Law on Welfare and Protection of Animals (hereinafter – Law) being adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, from 1 May 2021, a mandatory microchipping of pet animals (dogs, cats and ferrets) and their registration in the Register of Pet Animals enters into force.