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Danish meat and dairy products are free from harmful residues of veterinary medicines

The level of food safety in Denmark is high. This is confirmed by thousands of samples of meat, eggs, milk and honey which are free from harmful residues of veterinary medicines.

A total of 12,500 laboratory samples from farm animals, milk, eggs and honey have been analyzed in 2015, and confirm that Danish meat and dairy products as well as eggs and honey are free from harmful residues of veterinary medicines.

- I am pleased to say that consumers can safely drink a glass of Danish milk or enjoy a Danish pork chop without worrying about harmful residues of medicines. It is important for the trust in our products, that the farming industry live by the rules in this matter. The 2015 results underline our reputation as a country with a high level of food safety, says Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration found no harmful residues of hormones, antibiotics or other medicines in the samples. Two samples contained mycotoxins originating from the feed fed to the animals in question.

All results have been reported to the EU Commission.

See results for the 2015 samples on the DVFA website (in Danish). 


Press Secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Jeanette Løv Rasmussen, Phone +45 9359 7070, e-mail:

Press Secretary at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Phone +45 22 84 48 34