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  • 2020 m. February 11 d.

    The Government annually allocates more that 3 million Euros for the development of the national animal breeding system. The following activities are supported: recording purebred animals into breeding books, animal genetic quality analyses, production recording (e. g., assessment of animal conformation, weighing animals, etc.), participation in contests or other events aimed at promotion of farm animal breeding. Although this kind of support has been provided for a few years, there are still questions coming up to those who wish to apply for this kind of support. Breeding specialists of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) give answers to those questions.

     

  • 2020 m. February 03 d.

    By order of Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), all poultry keepers are instructed that, as from tomorrow, 4 February, poultry have to be kept in fenced backyards, pens or in closed premises to protect them against potential contacts with wild birds. This requirement applies both to poultry kept for own purposes and commercial poultry farms to protect them against the virus of avian flu, which is currently spreading in Europe.

  • 2020 m. January 31 d.

    As from 31 January, the date of exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the Withdrawal Agreement will come into force – till the end of 2020, the United Kingdom will be treated as an EU Member State, excluding that it will not be represented in the EU institutions and it will not be able to take part in decision-making. 

  • 2019 m. December 31 d.

    From 19 December, new hygiene requirements for small producers of plant origin foodstuffs came into force. One of the key ideas is that local producers of pickled, salted vegetables or mushrooms, juice, oil, makers, coffee, tea, spice producers will need substantially less investments for the installation of premises for production.   

  • 2019 m. December 03 d.

    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.

  • 2019 m. December 02 d.

    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.

  • 2019 m. November 14 d.

    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.

  • 2019 m. November 14 d.

    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.

  • 2019 m. October 16 d.

    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.

  • 2019 m. October 03 d.

    On 3 October 2019, the international conference on “Food safety is the key priority. Management of outbreaks of foodborne diseases” took place in Vilnius (“Holiday Inn Vilnius“, Šeimyniškių Str. 1).

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