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

China – FVO report on microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption

The audit was carried out from 14th to 18th October 2013 to evaluate the official controls related to production and processing of seeds for sprouting intended for export to the European Union, becaus of the recent oubreaks of Shigatoxin producing E. coli (STEC) in EU and the large Chinese production. The main Regulations applicable in EU … Continue reading China – FVO report on microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption