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Audit Food safety supervision - Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

Food safety involves a multitude of stakeholders. Some 136,000 companies active in the food industry and in food production must ensure that their goods comply with the legal requirements and do not pose any health risks to consumers. These companies have a duty of self-regulation. The authorities are responsible for official risk-based inspections and the cantonal chemists are tasked with conducting them. They carry out around 40,000 inspections at businesses each year. The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), with the support of the Federal Food Chain Unit (FFCU), is responsible for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the relevant legislation.

Audit number: 20274

Audit Settlement procedure for testing costs COVID-19 – Federal Office of Public Health

In 2020 and 2021, the Confederation provided CHF 2.7 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing costs, double the amount it spent on vaccines. The testing costs assumed by the Confederation require a settlement procedure for compensating service providers such as doctors, pharmacies, laboratories and test centres efficiently and correctly. By the time of the audit by the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO), over 21 million tests had been carried out.

Audit number: 22627

Audit Process efficiency in the replacement of the reporting platform for therapeutic products - Federal Office for National Economic Supply

At the end of 2021, around 11,500 human medicines were authorised in Switzerland; the uninterrupted supply of these is not guaranteed. This is not a phenomenon of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but has been an ever-increasing concern for the therapeutic products industry, hospitals and doctors for around 20 years.

Audit number: 21439