Risk Management of Foodborne Zoonotic Bacteria from Farm to Table in the Nordic Countries

This report presents an overview of the existing risk management systems for food borne zoonotic pathogens within each Nordic country, containing contributions from each country. Each contribution presents the overall food safety policy in that specific country, and outlines the structure and organisation of the food control systems, the food safety legislation, the control and registration of foodstuffs, and monitoring/surveillance programmes. The report includes a discussion on views and experiences concerning risk management for food safety based on the farm to table continuum. The strength and weaknesses of the risk management systems in the Nordic countries are discussed and it is concluded that the process could be more structured so that the transparency and documentation of the process is improved.