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Order No. 351 on Salmonella in cattle.

Type of law

This Order is regulated by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and provides regulations for the surveillance of salmonellosis and Salmonella (including Salmonella Dublin) in cattle and all animals other than pigs and poultry. It covers primary production, monitoring, slaughtering and related treatment of pig and poultry meat. The provisions of the document include slaughtering, sample testing, and study provisions applicable to meat destined to human consumption. Research and inspection shall be performed in DANAK- and EA- accredited testing laboratories. In Chapter 2 (Salmonella affecting cattle) livestock suspected of being affected by salmonellosis, shall be subject to veterinarian inspection. Denmark is divided into Salmonella Dublin high (Chapter 5) and low-prevalent (Chapter 6) areas (Chapter 5) listed in Appendix 4; cattle thereafter classified in 1 and 2 Salmonella Dublin-levels shall be destined to slaughtering. Animals may be moved to Natura2000 sites if under nature-conservation agreements established prior to 15 July 2013 (article 16). All samples included in the calculated of Salmonella Dublin-levels within 12 months prior to the move shall adhere to the Order s provisions
The Order consists of 9 Chapters and 8 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Salmonellosis in cattle (2); Monitoring - Salmonella Dublin (3); Research of critical-resistant Salmonella (4); Classification of Salmonella Dublin in high and low prevalent areas (5); Control of Salmonella Dublin (6); Public inspection (7); Management and submission of samples and administration of inspection costs (8); Penalties and entry into force (9).
Appendix 1 - Monitoring of Salmonella Dublin in cattle.
Appendix 2 - Fresh meat surveillance.
Appendix 3 - Swab samples Specially slaughtered herds with Salmonella Dublin.
Appendix 4 - Regionalization of Salmonella Dublin in high and low prevalence areas.
Appendix 5 - Intensified sampling.
Appendix 6 - Specific slaughtering.
Appendix 7 - Swab samples Other special slaughtered cattle.
Appendix 8 - Reporting to cattle-based database.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
10 April 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om salmonella hos kv g.
Repealed by