EU rapid alert finds mercury in Greenland halibut from the Russian Federation – Fishupdate.com

EU rapid alert finds mercury in Greenland halibut from the Russian Federation Published:  21 December, 2005

THE EU rapid alert for week 50 has detected mercury in Greenland halibut from the Russian Federation, notified by the Netherlands. Listeria monocytogenes was also found in smoked salmon filets from Denmark, notified by Italy. The unathorised substance nitrofuran (metabolite)-furazolidone (AOZ) was detected in whole shrimps from Ecuador, notified by the Netherlands. Listeria monocytogenes were also found in various sushi from Germany, notified by Austria. Finally, Denmark notified that it had found the unauthorised substance metronidazole in its smoked trout filet.

Consumers can be reassured that products subject to an alert notification have been withdrawn or are in the process of being withdrawn from the market. The Member States have their own mechanisms to carry out such actions, including the provision of detailed information through the media if necessary.

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