A follow-up study on Salmonella prevalence among dairy cattle on a Swedish Island has found much lower levels.
In late 2019, the National Veterinary Institute (SVA) and Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket), did an anonymous national milk tank survey for antibodies against Salmonella.
Milk samples from all the dairy herds tested showed a generally low prevalence of Salmonella, except for Gotland and Öland. Gotland saw a change from 5.5 percent positive tank milk samples in 2013 to almost 22 percent in October 2019.
Meanwhile, the Swedish government has agreed to a request from the country’s food agency (Livsmedelsverket) for more time to look at food control across the country.
The assignment must be submitted no later than May 31 and a final report is due by Dec. 31, 2022.