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Brussels, 16 July 2002

Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination

The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Ireland gave a detailled report on the situation in their respective country. They explained in detail the various traceability tracks they were investigating and the measures taken for each of them.

Member States and Commission reiterated again the need to take joint actions to protect public health. The approach taken over the past days was re-confirmed :

  • trace, recall and destroy all potentially contaminated feed;

  • put all establishments which have received potentially contaminated feed under surveillance and increase testing to ensure that products placed on the market do not constitute a public health risk;

  • pursue the investigation on possible deliveries of glucosesyrup from the Belgian company to the food industry.

Member States ensured that all measures were taken to protect public health.

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