Bosnia bans import of meat from Great Britain

Bosnia-Herzegovina's veterinary authorities have banned the import of meat and cattle from Britain following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease there, media reported Wednesday.

 Bosnia bans import of meat from Great Britain
Bosnia-Herzegovina's veterinary authorities have banned the import of meat and cattle from Britain following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease there, media reported Wednesday.

The reports quoting the deputy manager of Bosnia's Veterinary Administration, Nihad Fejzic, said the decision was made after the disease was confirmed in Britain and after the European Union declared the country a "high risk" area for foot-and-mouth.

At the same time the Bosnian Food Protection Agency warned that the country's market had been brimming over with low-quality and potentially dangerous food products.

According to media reports, the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) said a number of products should be immediately withdrawn from stores in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The list includes sugared pineapple from Germany which contains large amounts of the food colour E 110 Sunset Yellow FCF, Italian ice-cream, mouldy Polish juice or Polish turkey meat infected with salmonella.

The parasite Anisakis, the report said, was found in hake's roe from Spain, while Chilean frozen mussels were hiding bacteria, such as E. Coli (Escherichia Coli).

According to the Food Protection Agency, consumers in Bosnia could also buy Spanish or Belgian candies filled with plastic pieces or Czech pizza with mushrooms and bugs.

A special warning was issued last week on Chinese chewing gum with a special purpose. Allegedly the gum does not protect teeth, but enlarge women's breasts.

DPA
Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2007, 19:27
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