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Food safety: Only minor shortcomings found in Norwegian controls of poultry meat production



Norwegian poultry meat products are generally complying with the legal food safety requirements and only minor shortcomings have been identified. This is the overall conclusion of a report published by the EFTA Surveillance Authority today.

The Authority carried out a planned mission to Norway from 24 March to 2 April 2014 regarding the application of EEA legislation related to the food safety control systems in place governing the production and placing on the market of poultry meat and products thereof. 

The overall conclusion is that the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has a satisfactory system in place for the official controls of poultry meat production. Some weaknesses were observed in relation to official controls by the competent authorities. Shortcomings were identified in some areas, for example approval of establishments, microbiological controls and some specific hygiene requirements at the food business operators' level.

However, Norwegian poultry meat products generally comply with the requirements laid down in the EEA legislation.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has taken note of the shortcomings identified, and has addressed some of them in their reply to the draft report. The reply is included in the final report.


Read the full report here 

For further information, please contact:
Elisabeth Falch Slinning
Press & Information Trainee
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