Russian vets discovering harmful bacteria in fish shipments from Netherlands, China, USA and Canada
Russia's vet watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) has published information that laboratory tests of Nile perch fillet imported from the Netherlands have demonstrated that quantity of mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms exceeded the admissible levels. The Rosselkhoznadzor had already warned the plant producing these products on its noncompliance with the Russian requirements and standards and implemented enhanced laboratory control over its products, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ based on FSVPS statement dated 28 June 2012.
In addition to it, mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms were detected in squid tubes imported from one of Chinese plants, in scallop fillet from the USA and Canada.
Laboratory tests carried out by the Central Scientific and Methodical Veterinary Laboratory demonstrated excessive quantities of mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms in mutton from Moldova and Listeria in Brazilian pork.
Restrictions and warnings
Taking into account repeated violations of the Russian requirements committed by Dutch Plant No. 6257, the Rosselkhoznadzor made a decision to impose temporary restrictions on import of its products to Russia. Enterprise No 6257 DaySeaDay Holding will be under temporary restrictions from 10.07.2012 based on Direction No FS-EN-7/8203 from 27.06.2012.
In addition to it, the Rosselkhoznadzor considered it necessary to warn public veterinary services of China (in relation to Plant 3700/0273), of the USA (Plant 1232480), Canada (Plant 3128), Moldova (Plant Antandro) and Brazil (Plant SIF 490) about noncompliance of products exported by these plants with the Russian requirements and about imposing strengthened laboratory control over products exported from these plants to the Russian market.