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EU Accepts Additional 25 Seafood Processors

VIET NAM - The European Union has given permits to an additional 25 Vietnamese seafood processors that meet sanitary and safety standards for export.

The Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that these seafood processors can export their products to the EU from Jan. 31, 2008, bringing the country’s total seafood processors meeting EU seafood standards to 269.

The National Fisheries Quality Assurance and Veterinary Directorate (Nafiqaved) said that the country’s seafood processors and exporters have strictly abided by the regulations on antibiotic residues in seafood products.

In addition, Viet Nam has taken prompt measures to deal with those batches of seafood exports that had received warnings, Nafiqaved added.

At present, the country’s “tra” and “basa” catfish processors have got many orders from the EU for delivery by the end of the second quarter.

VASEP forecasts that the nation’s seafood export volume to the EU will be high this year.

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