EU rapid alert finds unauthorised substances in frozen eels Published: 21 February, 2006
THE EU rapid alert for week 7 has found the unauthorised substances crystal violet and leucomalachite green in frozen gutted eel (Anguila anguila) from Indonesia, notified by Poland. Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins were found in live mussels from Spain, notified by Italy. Italy also found too high content of sulphites in Norway lobster from the United Kingdom. Ireland notified of dioxins in fish oil capsules from the UK via Belgium and mercury was found in frozen porbeagle in slices (Isurus oxyrhinchus) from Spain, notified by Italy. Consumers can be reassured that products subject to an alert notification have been withdrawn or are in the process of being withdrawn from the market.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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