Welcome to the website of the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO

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.


One Health

One Health Piktogramme

One Health: Working together for human and animal health

Prevention and early detection are central to effective control of communicable diseases and their vectors, such as mosquitoes. To strengthen cooperation between public health, animal health, agriculture and the environment, Switzerland has created the One Health interdisciplinary platform.

Animal welfare

Tierschutzverordnung Änderung

Amendments to ordinances in the veterinary sector

At its meeting of 10 January 2018, the Federal Council approved various amendments to ordinances in the veterinary sector aimed in particular at promoting the humane and respectful handling of animals. The amendments concern above all the animal welfare ordinance and the ordinance on slaughter practices and meat inspection. The amendments come into force on 1 March 2018.

Good to know

Logo World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day

Beeing well prepared for your return to Switzerland with your dog, cat or ferret to avoid any inconveniences at the border.

Gabel im Heu

Hay imports from third countries

Anyone who has too little feed because of the drought over the past weeks and is dependent on hay and straw imports from third countries should observe the strict regulations. Such imports are also only permitted from a small number of third countries.

Fromage, lait, viande

Report on the monitoring of zoonoses

Zoonoses are diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. In 2017 campylobacteriosis was once again the zoonosis most commonly recorded in humans in Switzerland.

Press releases


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