The Norwegian Veterinary Institute in corporation with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, are responsible for the Salmonella surveillance programme in Norway. The surveillance covers samples from live animals (poultry, cattle and pigs) and fresh meat (cattle and pigs).

The aims of the programme are to provide documentation of the prevalence of Salmonella in the livestock populations and their products, to ensure that Norwegian food-producing animals and food products of animal origin are virtually free from Salmonella and to prevent an increased occurrence of Salmonella in Norway.


The Salmonella surveillance programme in 2018, documents that the Norwegian population of cattle, swine and poultry are only sporadically infected. The estimated prevalence is below 0.1% in all examined populations.

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