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Order No. 227 on the control of salmonella in egg herds and breeding thereof.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations on poultry breeding for human consumption and the registration with the Danish Poultry Council and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries for commercial purposes. Any commercial registered entity shall be subject to inspection for Salmonella. Antimicrobials should not be used as a method for control of Salmonella and vaccination may not be administered for the prevention and control of Salmonella. Laboratory examination of material from herd suspected of critical resistant Salmonella, shall carry a contact tracing, including mapping of medication use and the notification of their results to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Herds of critical resistant Salmonella can only be declared unaffected when slaughtered, and following hygiene procedures approved by the cleaning and disinfection approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
The Order consists of 17 Chapters and 3 Appendices: Definitions and application (1); Registration (2); Origin and turnover (3); Records (4); Prohibition of antimicrobials use and vaccination (5); Contact with other animals (6); Sampling and testing (7); Inspection of critical resistant salmonella (8); Public inspection (9); Cases of suspected infection of different types of Salmonella (10); Cases of suspected infection with Salmonella other than bacteriological findings in samples taken in adherence to article 14, sections 1-3 or article 29 (11); Infected herds (12); Repealing of public inspection (13); Auto-inspection (14); Costs (15); Penalty provisions (16); Entry into force (17).
Appendix 1 Information provided in connection with registration.
Appendix 2 Sampling and submission of salmonella testing samples.
Appendix 3 - Sampling of chicken herds supplying eggs to consumers and where livestock is not originating from approved hatchery or registered breeders.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
5 March 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om bek mpelse af salmonella i konsum gsh nsehold og opdr t hertil.