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.
2020 m. September 02 d.
2020 m. September 01 d.
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.
2020 m. July 29 d.
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.
2020 m. May 28 d.
According to the data of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, Lithuanian producers exported 14% more of animal-origin production during the four months of this year than in the same period in 2019. This year, Lithuania has already exported more than 76 thousand tonnes of meat, milk, fish, eggs and their products.
2020 m. April 24 d.
Under the ongoing quarantine conditions, violations of advertising food supplements online have been recorded by the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). In the past time, advertising of food supplements, different herbal teas or other products with the declaration of an impact of their ingredients on the human immune system, ability to cure infections caused by COVID-19 or its prevention has been observed.
2020 m. April 21 d.
Today, on 21 April, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) is starting the spring vaccination of wild animals against rabies. 505 thousand baits are going to be distributed from aircrafts in the 50-kilometre buffer zone on the border with the Republic of Belarus and Poland. The vaccination is going to be completed by the end on May.
2020 m. April 20 d.
The specialists of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) carried out the eradication of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, confirmed in a pig farm of Molėtai district (Čiulėnai sub-district), even during the weekend. In total, 8555 pigs were killed in the pig farm belonging to the company UAB „Takažolė“ (Toliejai village, Molėtai district).
2020 m. April 14 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) informs that the first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) this year in Lithuania was confirmed on 14 April in a pig farm of Molėtai district (Čiulėnai sub-district). The outbreak of ASF was detected in a commercial farm, where more than 6.5 thousand pigs were kept.
2020 m. April 02 d.
From now on, while choosing food products, the consumers will find even more information on their labels, i.e. where these products are made and where their raw materials come from. The new requirements have come into force throughout the European Union since 1 April 2020, obliging food producers and sellers to indicate not only the country of origin of the food product, but also the country of origin of raw materials used for its production.
2020 m. April 01 d.
The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) has developed a procedure for issuing authorisations both for natural and legal persons wishing to engage in food transportation activities in the quarantine period. The new procedure, which was coordinated with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, comes into force today. It was adopted in response to the increase in the demand in such services, and seeking to help business, which encounters difficulties because of the pandemia caused by COVID-19 and the quarantine announced in the country.