FVO report – India – Microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption

This report describes the outcome of an audit carried out by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) in India from 9 to 17 December 2014. The objectives of the audit were to evaluate the control systems in place to control microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption (in particular Salmonella contamination of sesame seeds as … Continue reading FVO report – India – Microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption

FVO audit in China – Good news about mung beans and sprouting seed exported to EU

Not everything is coming from China is definitely bad. Following an audit in 2013 (DG(SANCO)/2013-6680), which revealed several profiles of non-compliance with the EU rules, the Chinese Competent Authorities put in place a really effective system to chekk exporting seeds for sprouting and direct human consumption.  This report describes the outcome of an audit carried … Continue reading FVO audit in China – Good news about mung beans and sprouting seed exported to EU