Biotehniski center Naklo

Strahinj, Slovenia

Biotehniski center Naklo

Strahinj, Slovenia

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Pogacnik M.,Biotehniski center Naklo | Znidarcic D.,University of Ljubljana
Acta Agriculturae Slovenica | Year: 2010

In the survey that was performed over internet we were looking for factors that are the most important for buying foodstuff products in central and NW part of Slovenia (Gorenjska region). Sample: 249 individuals. It was discovered that 79% of respondents on their gardens grow mostly fruits and vegetables. Mostly (76%) just organic fertilisers are used that shows high level of conscience towards environment friendly behaviour. As much as 94% of respondents are buying in supermarkets (bigger points of sale), 88% of them have never bought foodstuf over net. Knowing the product, ecological product and Slovenian origin are three important characteristics, where price is supposed not to be a motivator of a buying decision. Respondents prefer to buy ecological products in an ecological store and not to buying them in supermarkets.


Breznik B.,Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo | Breznik B.,Biotehniski center Naklo | Gacnik K.S.,University of Ljubljana | Ciglaric R.,University of Ljubljana | Vengust A.,University of Ljubljana
Slovenian Veterinary Research | Year: 2011

In this study we investigated the dynamics of lasalocid accumulation and depletion in eggs and tissues of laying hens. When feeding hens with feed containing 5.7 mg/kg of lasalocid, the egg yolk was found to contain residues of this coccidiostat in excess of maximum residue limit (MRL) for eggs as early as the third day of the experiment. These values are retained for six days after the feeding with the experimental fodder has been stopped. The liver and kidney lasalocid content was established to be above the MRL on the 7th day of feeding the fodder containing lasalocid, in mean concentrations of 193.5 and 54.3 μg/kg. The lasalocid levels in egg whites and meat were low throughout the duration of the experiment. The content of lasalocid was slightly higher in skin with fat, but only one sample of one animal on the 7th day of the experiment exceeded the MRL value for this tissue.


The study was designed to determine whether students recognize the difference between the concepts of healthy and safe food and how they classify the institutions responsible for operating the system according to the importance, animal welfare, environmental protection and sustainable development. The inquiry method was used to survey the population of 250 persons. 62.3 % of respondents distinguish between the concept of healthy and safe food. 13.8 % do not distinguish between the two and 9.2 % equate the two concepts. 15.4 % do not understand the concept of healthy and safe food. Respondents most frequently associate the notion of food safety with health (37 %), food quality, consumer protection, health status of food (each 16 %), concern for the environment (14 %) and price (6 %). 65 % of the respondents believe that products purchased directly from the manufacturer are healthier, safer and of higher quality than those purchased in retail chains. 68 % of respondents agreed that food security depends on the rearing conditions (hygiene and state of facilities and animal health). In the survey, opinions on compliance with the legal provisions on food safety were assessed. Respondents most frequently associated food safety with professional work in agriculture, followed by the food industry, health, sanitary engineering and veterinary medicine. Graduates of biotechnical orientation see themselves as active participants in obtaining safe food in 27 % positive, 40 % no, while 33 % were undetermined. Based on the results, we are able to estimate the opinion on the role of legal institutions, professions and the general awareness of food safety in the surveyed population.

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