Norwegian vets exclude fish plants from establishments authorized for export to Russian/Customs Union market

September 7, 2012 10:32

The State Service for Plant, Fish, Animal and Food Surveillance of Norway (Mattilsynet) informed the Rosselkhoznadzor that it had carried out a follow-up inspection at Establishment M-408 HOFSETH AS and revealed that its sampling procedure for microbiological analysis and system of control did not comply with the Customs Union animal health requirements, reports  with reference to Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor (FSVPS for short).

Since the establishment virtually refused to correct detected deficiencies its authorization for supplying its products to the Customs Union was withdrawn.

Furthermore, Listeria monocytogenes were detected in the production environment and finished products at Establishment N-855 Mainstream Norway AS avd. Slakteri Skutvik hence the Mattilsynet has suspended issuing veterinary certificates for the fish products manufactured by said establishment and intended for the Russian market.

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