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The FSVO is the Swiss federal centre of excellence for the fields of food safety, nutrition, animal health, animal welfare and species conservation in international trade.


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Switzerland assumes chair of International Whaling Commission
Bruno Mainini from the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) has been appointed Chair of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for the next two years. This further strengthens the intermediary role of Switzerland on this commission.
Switzerland to chair the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Awilo Ochieng Pernet was elected chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) on Tuesday 15 July 2014 in Geneva. The confidence shown in her by this election strengthens Switzerland in its commitment to safe and fairly traded food.

Animal welfare report 2014
The 2014 Animal Welfare Report is now available for download online. It contains contributions concerning current animal welfare issues and the work of the FSVO in this field.
Travelling with pets, souvenirs, food
If you want to travel abroad from Switzerland with your pets or bring your pets with you to Switzerland from abroad, then you need to make some preparations. Certain requirements also have to be met if you want to bring home souvenirs made from materials of animal or plant origin or food.


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