Poland: Over 20 tons of blackberries from Serbia detained at the border

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Published Apr 20, 2024

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In Poland, the Agricultural and Food Quality Inspectorate in Szczecin has prohibited the sale of nearly 21 tons of blackberries imported from Serbia after discovering disease lesions and larvae in the shipment. This measure, which was made immediately enforceable, is part of Poland's routine border controls on non-EU imports, with the Szczecin Inspectorate conducting around 3,300 inspections last year. A similar ban was also placed by the Lublin Inspectorate on over 7.6 tons of Serbian blackberries for comparable health and safety concerns. These incidents underscore the stringent checks in place to ensure imported food products adhere to health and safety standards.
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Inspectors of the Agricultural and Food Quality Inspectorate in Szczecin prevented almost 21 tons of blackberries imported from Serbia from being introduced to the Polish market. The fruits had disease lesions and larvae, the inspection reported. The inspectorate in Szczecin issued a decision banning the placing on the market in Poland of over 20 tons of blackberries imported from Serbia. They had disease lesions and pest larvae - reported the Agricultural and Food Quality Inspectorate (IJHARS). The announcement clarified that the lesions were "discoloration and calluses of the fruit." The decision banning the introduction of this batch of products to the Polish market was issued by the inspectorate in Szczecin. “The inspection took place in our voivodeship in a designated place recognized by the customs office. The fruit importer was a company from our region," Ewa Górecka, deputy head of the IJHARS Control Department in Szczecin, told PAP. She added that she could not disclose ...
Source: AgroPolska
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