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New Danish agreement reduces food industry inspections, focuses on support

A new political agreement reduces the number of inspection visits to food companies. A new four-year food and veterinary agreement has been reached in the Danish Parliament, which entails fewer inspection visits to food companies. In the future, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Fødevarestyrelsen) will not be measured by the number of inspections carried out, but will instead focus on a more guiding and supportive control tailored to each individual company. This was stated in a press release from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries.

The purpose of the agreement is to make it easier to operate a food company in Denmark. The inspection concept will be simplified so that companies, especially smaller units such as farm sales and food trucks, experience a more flexible control from the authorities. Minister of Food Jacob Jensen (V) stated that the trust in and control of Danish products command great respect both nationally and internationally. He emphasized that this position must be maintained and strengthened through more targeted and data-driven control as well as improved guidance for food companies.

The new agreement is a comprehensive effort for the food and veterinary sector, with a focus on strengthening the preparedness to handle future food-related and veterinary crises. There will be a particular focus on infection protection and outbreak detection. The agreement also aims to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production.

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