Controls over Indian farmed fishery products07-Oct-2016
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
Port Health Update - Imports of Products of Animal Origin
Controls over Indian farmed fishery products
Commission Implementing Decision 2016/1774/EU of the 4th October 2016 has amended Decision 2010/381/EU on emergency measures applicable to consignments of farmed fishery products from India intended for human consumption. This Decision takes effect immediately.
The amending Decision retains the requirement for mandatory testing to be carried out at the Border Inspection Post, however the number of consignments to be sampled under this Decision has been increased. At least 50% of consignments presented for import must be tested for the presence of antibiotic residues. In addition, if a consignment consists of aquaculture products from more than one establishment of origin, samples shall be taken for each individual establishment.
Port Health will randomly select 50% of consignments of farmed fishery products from India for sampling for the presence of antibiotic residues, notably residues of chloramphenicol, nitrofuran metabolites and tetracyclines. When a consignment has been selected for sampling the forwarding agent who submitted the CVED will be notified by fax. Consignments for sampling will selected once a day and it is possible that notification that a consignment has been selected for sampling could be received after the Destin8 exam advice has been received.
Sampled consignments will be detained in port pending satisfactory results and payment of the costs of sampling and laboratory analysis. These costs will be £900. Payment will be required before release and this charge is in addition to the usual vet check charges.
Article 24 samples
Samples of Indian farmed fishery products may also be taken under the Article 24 programme. This is in addition to the requirements under Decision 2016/1774. Samples taken under the Article 24 programme will also remain detained at the port pending satisfactory results and payment of the costs of sampling and laboratory analysis.
Routine monitoring samples
Routine monitoring of consignments of fishery products from India will continue, however consignments sampled as part of our routine sampling programme will be released pending results.