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Denmark Declares Negligible BSE Risk

02 June 2011

DENMARK - At the 79th OIE General Session in Paris 31 May 2011, Denmark was recognised as having negligible BSE-risk. This was adopted by resolution no. 17 on “Recognition of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Risk Status of Members”.

The gained status among the dozen low-risk countries is based on the results of the Danish extensive surveillance programme with more than two million tests performed over the last ten years and substantial documentation of effective preventive measures such as the feed ban.

"Reaching this status proves that we have efficiently eliminated the transmission routes in Denmark. Farmers and other actors in the Danish agribusiness have once again proved responsibility regarding food safety and applying with the legislation on veterinarian matters," says Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Henrik Høegh.

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