Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Latvia: The EU must monitor Ukrainian egg producers more closely

28 August, 2019

The Ministry of agriculture of Latvia called on the Commission to more closely monitor the Ukrainian manufacturers of eggs to protect Latvian consumers from Salmonella.
On 8 August, the Minister of agriculture Kaspars Gerhards sent to the EU Commissioner for health and food safety corresponding letter. The letter identifies concerns on four Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notifications because of Salmonella in egg products imported from Ukrainian company Ovostar Ltd. since April 2019.
Imports of eggs from Ukraine have increased from 163 tons in 2014 to 3,665 tons in 2015, then 8,043 tons in 2016, and 13,792 tons in 2018.