Bird flu found in Scandi Standard's farm on Zealand
Scandi Standard's operations in Denmark are not affected. Scandi Standard is following the instructions from the authorities and has already taken necessary precautions.
All free range flocks have been taken indoors as an example. The H5N8 is not considered to affect humans but is very contagious between birds.
There is no reason for concern for the consumer, chicken is safeto eat. Certain Asian export markets may close for imports from affected markets. This has not happened and Scandi Standard monitors the development.
Scandi Standard is the largest producer of chicken-based food products in the Nordic region with leading positions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
On November 14, 2016 Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has ordered that it is mandatory to keep poultry indoor. Ducks, geese, game birds and ostriches can be kept outside but must be fed under roof.
One day before an outbreak of HPAI H5N8 has been detected in a chicken breeder holding in Germany which has delivered hatching eggs to a Danish hatchery. As preventive action, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has decided to destroy all eggs received from the affected holding within the last 21 days (the incubation period).
On November 10, 2016: Detection of highly pathogenic H5N8 in wild birds in Denmark. ■