As a part of the quality programme DANISH, the transport standard focuses on disease prevention. There are, for instance, requirements for extra cleaning and disinfection of lorries at the Danish border.
The quality programme for Danish pig production is called DANISH. The quality programme consists of two parts:
The DANISH Product Standard which guarantees and documents that Danish pig populations live up to the Danish legislation and the Danish industry requirements with particular focus on good animal welfare, a high food safety and a clear trackability in all Danish pig populations. The DANISH Product Standard contains a section that is to ensure that the pig producers follow a number of rules in connection with transport of pigs. This section is a part of the DANISH Transport Standard.
The purpose of the DANISH Transport Standardis to prevent that exotic diseases such as e.g. swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease enter Denmark. The Transport Standard requires cleaning and disinfection of lorries that arrive to Denmark from abroad.
The standard includes the following parts:
- Carriers of live hoofed animals
- Pick-up points
- Cleaning and disinfection stations for vehicles that arrive from abroad and have been in contact with hoofed animals.
A certifying body is charged with performing an independent control of the registered parties of the standard. In addition, the certifying body performs control and monitoring of whether the requirements of the standard are followed by SEGES, the Knowledge Centre for Pig Production at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.
When a pig producer uses an exporter/carrier approved by DANISH, the exporter/carrier is responsible for complying with the standard. If a pig producer instead uses an exporter/carrier that is not approved by DANISH, the responsibility for compliance with the standard lies with the pig producer.
Read more about: The DANISH Transport Standard