EU alert system detects parasites in fresh mackerel –

EU alert system detects parasites in fresh mackerel Published:  28 September, 2005

THE EU-rapid alert system for week 38 has detected parasites – Anisakis in fresh mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from Norway via Denmark, notified by Italy.

Also, frozen tuna loins had been treated with carbon monoxide. These were from Indonesia via the Netherlands and from Poland via Denmark. These were also notified by Italy.

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