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100% testing requirement for imports of poultry meat from Thailand lifted

by 5m Editor
28 July 2003, at 12:00am

EU - Since March 2002, all consignments of shrimps and poultry from Thailand had to be tested for the presence of residues since nitrofurans had been detected in imported products from this country.

The action plan put in place by the Thai authorities to address the deficiencies and the results of the checks carried out by Member states have shown a major improvement in the situation.

The authorities of Thailand have also guaranteed that all consignments of poultry meat are submitted to a systematic pre-shipment check to control the presence of nitrofurans and other residues since 21 September 2002.

Therefore, the European Commission today adopted a Decision to reduce the frequency of the checks in the Member States to 20% of the consignments certified by the Thai authorities after the date of 21 September 2002.

The requirement to test all consignments of shrimps imported from Thailand has already been lifted on 24 June 2003.

Source: European Commission 28th July 2003

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