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Again Alerts On CO Treated Tuna Coming From Netherlands

During an official control on the market, Italy alerted carbon monoxide treatment in frozen vacuum packaged tuna loins from Vietnam via the Netherlands. The product, which was already distributed, will be withdrawn from the market.

Also the United Kingdom notified high contents of histamine (261; 36; <10; 35; 20, 21; 40; 47 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen whole tuna (Thunnus spp.) from India. The finding was made during a consignment release at the border control. The distribution of the product is restricted to the notifying country and will be recalled from consumers.

The Netherlands also notified microbiological contamination in tuna coming from Ecuador during a border control. The product is to be destroyed.
Furthermore, the European Food Safety Authorities, in its Alert System withdrew a previous notification. On the basis of a declaration of the Italian authority, chilled tuna fillets coming from the Maldives and found to have been in bad hygienic stated, was destroyed because it became expired. No analyses were performed on it. For that reason, since no risk has been detected in relation to the product, the notification should be withdrawn.