Salmonella control – Scandinavia

In Salmonella control programs in Scandinavia no vaccination is used and the emphasis is on biosecurity with extensive flock monitoring.

Salmonella-free poultry production is based on five basic principles:

  1. The breeding pyramid is free of Salmonella.
    All grandparent birds are imported, quarantined and repeatedly tested for Salmonella.
  2. Feed and water given to the chickens must be Salmonella-free.
    This is achieved through:
    • import control on raw materials.
    • mandatory heat treatment of compound feeding stuff for poultry.
    • HACCP-based Salmonella control in the feed industry.
  3. Chickens must be kept in a Salmonella-free environment.
    High hygiene and biosecurity standards.
  4. Regular monitoring of the whole production chain.
    Samples are taken from flock to slaughterhouse level.
  5. Immediate action whenever Salmonella is detected.