The Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s (NFSA) inspection activities increased by 4.4 percentage points in 2013 compared to 2012.
|1The total of inspections presented only cover the selected areas plants, land animals, fish, food industry, grocery and drinking water. They do not include the total figure for supervisions, so in reality the total is higher.|
|Own production (NOK million)||1 280||1 318||1 330|
|Wage costs in per cent of own production||60.6||61.2||63.4|
|Purchase of goods and services in per cent of own production||39.4||38.8||36.6|
|Investments (NOK million)||-||-||-|
|Transfers (NOK million)||5||7||7|
|Total expenditure (NOK million)||1 285||1 325||1 336|
|Compensation to PFI projects (NOK million)||96||99||104|
|Contracted man-years adjusted for long term leaves (man-years)||1 293||1 258||...|
|Activity and services|
|Inspections total1||42 986||39 639||41 579|
|Inspected carcasses approved for human consumption (tonnes)||321 210||324 155||339 339|
|Inspected plant consignments||1 255||1 703||1 539|
|Border control: Inspected consignments from countries outside EEA area||3 968||4 768||4 448|
|Export certificates drawn for fish and fish products||41 098||47 657||46 977|
|Food poisoning where transmission has occurred in Norway||1 495||1 348||1 570|
The increased number of inspections focused on animal welfare, with 1 040 more supervisions in this field compared to 2012. Other priority areas were the processing industry, fish health and import of vegetables.
Fewer border controls
In 2013, the NFSA performed 9.7 per cent fewer controls of plant consignments from countries outside EEA. For other activities the changes were small.
Satisfying state of health
The state of health for plants, fish and land animals in Norway remains good. The NFSA experienced minor changes in the reported infections of livestock, locations infected with fish disease and detection of plant pests. However, salmon lice are still a problem in the fish farming industry, and new diseases among pigs and poultry emerged in 2013.