Policy paper

The UK national control programme for Salmonella in layers (gallus gallus)

To reduce the prevalence of Salmonellas of public health significance in flocks of domestic fowl on holdings in the UK producing eggs for human consumption.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government


UK National Control Programme for Salmonella in Layers (gallus gallus)

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The programme aims to met the target level set out in Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006 which is an annual reduction of at least 10% in the number of positive adult laying flocks compared with the previous year. The starting baseline will be 8.0% for Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium.

Published 1 July 2007