FVE was asked to provide inputs to the EU Commission Q&A document on COVID-19 and farmed and domestic animals, which FVE with support of FECAVA did.
The EU Commission document answers key questions about the role of both domestic and farmed animals in COVID. The document is the result of all the feedback received from stakeholders and Member States. Click HERE
For the EU Commission Covid & food safety Q&As click HERE
The main take home conclusion is that the risk of exposure and subsequent infection in households is considered low for cats, ferrets and hamsters, very low for dogs and
negligible for birds and reptiles and some isolated cases of animals have been infected by humans, there is no current scientific evidence of dogs or cats playing a role in the
spread of SARS-CoV-2 towards humans.
Re pet food, there has been no report of transmission of COVID to animals via pet food.
RE farm animals, there are no scientific evidence indicating that livestock can be infected with
SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, preliminary findings from studies suggest that poultry and pigs are not susceptible.