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EU Assesses Safety of Kenya's Fishery Products

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KENYA - The European Commission has conducted a Food and Veterinary Office audit into whether fishery products from the EU are suitable or not for export to the EU.

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The primary objective of the audit was to evaluate whether the official controls put in place by the competent authority can guarantee that conditions of the production of fishery products in Kenya destined to be imported into the European Union are in line with the requirements laid down in European Union legislation.

The report found that there is an official control system in place for the production of fishery products for export to the EU.

In principle the current organisation of the Kenyan CA and the control system implemented by them, can offer sufficient guarantees concerning the sanitary conditions of fishery products for EU export.

However, some deficiencies remain (particularly in relation to histamine testing methodology and instances of poor temperature control) which require correction to ensure that all fishery products for export fully respect the requirements set out in the EU's model health certificate.