Europe Increases Sanitation Checks on Food Imports

Due to the detection of new risks in some plant products coming from Asian countries, increased controls have been placed on foodstuffs entering from abroad.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From statement by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

In recent weeks, the European Union (EU) has seen the need to increase controls to ensure food security in the EU market. The reason has been the detection of new risks in plant products imported into the European Union and therefore controls have been tightened on products of plant origin coming specifically from India, Cambodia and Vietnam, given the greater number of incidents detected. The Commission Regulation 1021/2014, adopted on September 27, amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 on the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin, details what these new controls are for food from Cambodia, India and Vietnam and which aspects of the controls are being reinforced.

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