Russian vets report massive rejections of tainted seafood import consignments

January 31, 2008 13:01

Based on the results of food imports' monitoring and inspections in 2007, Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor rejected 201 foreign businesses from importation of food products into Russian and warned them about the need of mandatory compliance with the Russian veterinary and sanitary regulations, according to the respective release received by http://www.fishnet-russia.com/ . In particular, the list of plants approved for import into Russia from the EU has been reduced by 46 companies, 45 companies from the USA, 22 companies from Brazil, one company from Uruguay, 48 companies from China, one firm from Chile, 3 companies from Argentina, 2 companies from India, 6 companies from Ukraine, 2 companies from Moldavia, one company from Belarus, 5 plants from Vietnam, one company from South Korea, one company from Turkey, one firm from Ecuador, 2 companies from Thailand, 4 companies from Norway, one firm from New Zealand and one from Canada.

Fish

As regards seafood, the Russian vets have rejected the following consignments of fish products coming from the EU states:

  • 19 metric tons of fishmeal produced by Denmark-based FF Skagen (due to presence of animals' DNA),
  • 19 tonnes of surimi mince produced by Lithuanian company LT 68-08 EB (due to presence of salmonella),
  • 57 tonnes of frozen capelin roe made by Icelandic plant IS-01713 (due to presence of listeria),
  • 3.4 tonnes of canned sprats made by Latvian company OOO Litsis 93 (ltd) (due to benzpyrene content of 0.00470±0.0014 mg/kg),
  • 15 tonnes of frozen Baltic sprat made by Estonian plant EE 408 EU (due to the products' contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms).

Along with the above, the Russian veterinary inspectors have rejected the following consignments from the USA:

  • 24 tonnes of surimi mince made by the US company CFN 3025921 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of surimi mince made by the US company CFN 3025921 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 23 tonnes of hake made by the US producer CFN 3028288 (due to contamination by bacteria of the colibacillus group),
  • 3 tonnes of hake made by the US producer CFN 3025921 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 22 tonnes of frozen pink salmon sack roe made by the US producer CFN 3013647 (due to presence of Staphylococcus aureus).

Vietnam

The Russian veterinary inspectors have also rejected the following consignments from Vietnam:

  • 25 tonnes of frozen fish (pangasius fillets) made by the Vietnamese producer DL-152 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish (pangasius fillets) made by the Vietnamese producer DL-14 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms, bacteria of the colibacillus group),
  • 25 tonnes of frozen fish (pangasius fillets) made by the Vietnamese producer DL-19 (due to presence of Staphylococcus aureus),
  • 20 tonnes of surimi mince made by the Vietnamese producer DL-272 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms, bacteria of the colibacillus group),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish (pangasius fillets) made by the Vietnamese producer DL-347 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms, bacteria of the colibacillus group).

China

The Russian veterinary inspectors have also rejected the following consignments from China:

  • 24 tonnes of seafood cocktail made by the Chinese company SZHEJIANS DAISHAN BAOFA AQUATIC PRODUCT CO LTD (due to presence of Staphylococcus aureus),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish (tilapia fillets) made by the Chinese company No. 4600/02026 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms, bacteria of the colibacillus group),
  • 8 tonnes of frozen fish (ocean perch fillets) made by the Chinese company No. 4600/02270 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 96 tonnes of frozen fish (butterfish fillets) made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02193 (due to mercury residues),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02073 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02826 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02441 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02212 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02005 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 1 tonne of frozen Alaska pollock fillet made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02062 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 0.5 tonne of frozen Alaska pollock fillet made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02118 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 25 tonnes of frozen Alaska pollock fillet made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02172 (due to contamination by bacteria of colon bacillus group),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02173 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02221 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02567 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 26 tonnes of crab sticks made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02833 due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 2100/02999 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02015 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02033 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02034 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02042 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02051 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02057 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 21 tonnes of seafood cocktail made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02057 (due to content of mercury 0.26 +/-0,0416 mg/kg)
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02078 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02229 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3300/02430 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 25 tonnes of frozen tilapia fillet made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02030 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02036 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02109 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3500/02168 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of crab sticks and surimi made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02603 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 0.2 tonnes of frozen blue whiting fillet made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02647 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02789 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02791 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 4 tonnes of dried silver trevally (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02250 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 3700/02910 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02116 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 22 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02183 (due to content of staphylococcus)
  • 22 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02183 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 0.4 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02261(due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4400/02305 (due to violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements discovered during the inspection),
  • 23 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Chinese company No. 4600/02028 (due to contamination by mesophilic aerobic and elective anaerobic microorganisms),

Other countries

Besides the following consignments of fish products have been rejected for import to Russian Federation:

  • 22 tonnes of frozen fish made by the Ecuadorian company 197 (due to content of mercury 0.483 +/-0.07728 mg/kg),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen tuna fillet made by the Thai company 1167 (due to contamination by colon bacillus),
  • 24 tonnes of frozen surimi made by the Thai company 1256 (due to contamination by colon bacillus),
  • 65 tonnes of mackerel made by the Norwegian company R141 (due to contamination by colon bacillus),
  • 24 tonnes of herring made by the Norwegian company M-390 141 (due to contamination by colon bacillus, staphylococcus, listeria),
  • 24 tonnes of herring made by the Norwegian company SF-122 (due to contamination by colon bacillus, staphylococcus, listeria),
  • 24 tonnes of herring made by the Norwegian company AS H-72 (due to contamination by colon bacillus, staphylococcus, listeria),
  • 17 tonnes of frozen mackerel made by the company from New Zealand L 64051 (due to contamination by colon bacillus),
  • 17 tonnes of frozen shrimp made by the Canadian company RN 3537 (due to contamination by staphylococcus),
  • 4.5 tonnes of frozen surimi mince made by the Indian company Ap/1113537 (due to contamination by staphylococcus),
  • frozen black tiger shrimps made by the Indian company 999 (due to content of metabolites of nitrofuran AOZ-0.7 (tested positive)
  • 28 tonnes of frozen squid made by the Argentinean company ECC N2 3166 (due to contamination by colon bacillus),
  • 2.4 tonnes of frozen flying fish roe made by the South-Korean company Donglim Seafood Co (due to content of mercury),
  • 4.6 tonnes of frozen surimi mince made by the Chilean company 08123 (due to contamination by staphylococcus).
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