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Salmonella

Salmonella is occasionally found in Norwegian animals and in domestically produced food.

Aim
Document the occurrence of Salmonella in Norwegian production animals (swine, cattle and poultry) and in domestically produced meat (cattle, swine).

Background
Norway has a very low prevalence of Salmonella in domestic animals. The Surveillance programme was established in 1994, and since then the annual prevalence has been below 1% in the different categories of samples.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is analysing all samples from live animals, while the samples taken at slaughter houses (lymph nodes, carcass swabs) are analysed in private laboratories (in agreement with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority). All the data are presented in the Annual Reports.

Reports