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Order No. 953 on the control of salmonella in egg herds and their breeding.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations on poultry (chicken) breeding for human consumption and registration of commerce with the Danish Poultry Council and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. The commercial entity shall not commence its operations until it has been notified that registration has found place and an assigned code number is given. Any commercial entities holding more than 30 chickens over 16 weeks may freely distribute eggs, which are not subject to control for Salmonella - provided this information is duly notified and that no advertisement or promotion of their sale takes place. 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.
The Order consists of 16 Chapters and 3 Appendices: Definitions (1); Registration (2); Origin and turnover (3); Records (4); Prohibition to the use of antimicrobials and vaccination (5); Contact with other animals (6); Sampling and testing (7); Public inspection (8); Suspicion of infection with different type of Salmonella (9); Cases of suspected infection with Salmonella other than bacteriological findings in samples taken see article 14, sections 1-3 or article 28 (10); Infected herds (11); Repealing of public inspection (12); Self-monitoring (13); Implementation of expenses (14); Penalties (15); Entry into force (16).
Appendix 1 Information provided at registration.
Appendix 2 Collection and submission of salmonella testing samples.
Appendix 3 - Sampling of chicken herds supplying eggs to consumers and here the animals do not come from an approved breeder.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
15 July 2013.
Source language


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