Economic effects of salmonella control of broilers in Finland

The Finnish national control programme for salmonella sets stricter salmonella control requirements than those provided in the EU directive 92/117/EC. Finnish broiler production incurs additional costs because of the increased requirements.

The goal of the control programme was to prevent people from becoming ill with salmonella and thus to save societal healthcare costs. The study evaluated the costs of the control programme in relation to its benefits. The study was carried out in co-operation with the Risk Assessment Research Unit of the National Veterinary and Food Research Institute (EELA) and the Economic Research Unit of MTT Agrifood Research Finland. The project was funded by the European Agricultural Rural Development Fund (EARDF) and EELA.

Research group

Susanna Kangas (EELA, from 1.5.2006 Evira)
Tapani Lyytikäinen (EELA)
Jukka Peltola (MTT Agrifood Research Finland )
Jukka Ranta (EELA)
Riitta Maijala (EELA)

Project publications


Kangas S., Lyytikäinen, T., Peltola ,J., Ranta, J. & Maijala, R. 2003: Economic impacts of the Finnish Salmonella control programme for broilers. EELA publications, 2, p. 68.

Scientific publications

Kangas S., Lyytikäinen T., Peltola J., Ranta J. & Maijala R. 2008. Costs of two alternative Salmonella control policies in Finnish broiler production. Acta Vet Scandinavica 49:35-43.

Other publications

Kangas S., Lyytikäinen, T., Peltola, J., Ranta, J. & Maijala, R. 2002. Broilereiden salmonellavalvonta kannattaa [Salmonella control of broilers pays off]. Kaari, 2002, 6, pp. 24-25.

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