Evira has published the results of the analysis of the control samples of feed and fertiliser products taken in the second half of 2007
The publication ”Rehu- ja lannoitevalvonnan analyysitulokset 2/2007” (Results of the analysis from the feed and fertiliser monitoring 2/2007) contains the results of the analyses that were completed during the period 1.7 - 31.12.2007. The publication contains information on the analyses of about 5 800 feed samples and over 170 samples of fertiliser products. The publication also contains a summary of the control results for genetically modified material found in feed in 2007.
According to the legislation on feed and fertiliser products, the results from the official feed and fertiliser product monitoring have to be published every six months. The results for the samples that had their analysis completed during the first half of 2007 were published in Evira's publication 26/2007.
In addition to the results, the publication contains information on those product batches that, based on the analysed samples, were banned from importation or from being placed on the market during the second half of 2007. A total of 21 feed batches and 22 fertiliser product batches were banned. The most common reason for placing a ban on a feed batch was the discovery of salmonella (18 feed batches). Salmonella was found in samples of feed material batches delivered to Finland and in market surveillance samples taken of pet feeds. The most common reason for prohibiting a batch of fertiliser products was that the level of heavy metals exceeded the legal limit (17 batches of fertiliser products). With the exception of two, the batches that were banned due to the level of heavy metals were ashes intended for fertiliser products.
During all of 2007 a total of 11 500 feed samples and 340 samples of fertiliser products were examined.
The total amount of completed feed sample analyses was nearly 15 500. Of that figure 67 % were analyses for salmonella. Over 2 % of the results of the feed analyses gave rise to a remark. Over 2 000 analyses of the fertiliser product samples were completed. Almost 8 % of these analysed results gave rise to a remark.
In the monitoring for genetically modified material in feed in 2007, genetically modified maize not approved by the EU was found in three pet feed samples. The feed was issued with a marketing ban and the importer was ordered to withdraw the feed from the market.
The publication also contains a comprehensive list of the current legislation on feed and fertiliser products.
For additional information, please contact:
Senior Officer Tiina O’Toole tel. 020 77 25228 (monitoring of genetically modified material in feed)
Senior Officer Ossi Ala-Mantila, tel. (020) 77 25210 (publication).
Deputy Head Sinikka Marmo, tel. 020 77 25202 (feed, from 14.7)
Senior Officer ArjaVuorinen, tel. 020 77 25240 (fertiliser products, from 7.7)
The results of the analysis from the feed and fertiliser monitoring 2/2007 is found
on Evira’s Internet pages in pdf-format in Finnish (2,8 MB):
The publication can be ordered in printed format from the same address at a cost of 61 €.
The order can also be placed by e-mail: tilaukset evira.fi or by phone, tel. +358 20 77 25104 or +358 20 77 24062, fax +358 20 77 24350. Delivery time for the orders is around two weeks.