After a long time of pandemic restrictions, the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment “BIOR” hosted a meeting for colleagues from Baltic states food safety and veterinary laboratories.

Experts shared experiences, analyzed recent professional activities, searched for cooperation possibilities and presented their institutional development plans.

All as one admitted that future institutional development strategies have common challenges during COVID-19 pandemic. 

Special focus was paid to the new animal disease surveillance and monitoring programs, preparedness and diagnostic services.

Participants of the meeting were visiting laboratories whose testing equipment  significantly improved testing capacities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.