EU inspectors visit General Santos tuna production chain

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
30 October 2006, at 12:00am

THE PHILIPPINES - Health and safety inspectors from the European Union) were impressed by the cleanliness and improvements they saw during a visit to this citys fishing port complex and other parts of the tuna production chain, officials said.

Mike Lamberte, General Santos City Fish Port manager, said he personally heard the positive comments made by the EU inspectors during the visit.

The EU inspection team, led by Dr. Luca Farina, arrived here Tuesday to inspect tuna production facilities and operations in the city.

The team visited the tuna processing sites, fishing vessels' berthing area, tuna unloading zone, freezers, laboratories and canneries.

The EU inspectors wanted to ensure compliance with EU standards by the tuna producers and exporters here before further opening the EU’s door to the city's tuna products.