Inspection of animals

It is the responsibility of the establishments to follow the rules and standards concerning animal welfare and animal health.

As an official authority, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration:

  • Carries out controls according to the general inspection manual and other guidelines and legislation.
  • Has the right to come everywhere in the establishment and inspect for example premises, products, documents and electronic data.
  • Has the right to give the necessary sanctions like enjoining orders, prohibitions, injunctions, administrative fines and reporting to the police.
  • Has the right to take the necessary samples.
  • Must respect the rights of the establishments and give the necessary information during an inspection e.g. about observations and legal rights.
  • Has to document the inspections on inspection reports.