Food safety authority seizes almost 14 tons of cod

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 15-03-2018 14:21:00 · 0 Comments
Food safety authority seizes almost 14 tons of cod

Portugal’s Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) seized almost 14 tons of cod at a company in Ílhavo, in the northern district of Aveiro, with a presumed value of €49,500, the agency announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, ASAE said that it had inspected a fishery industry unit, located in the municipality of Ílhavo, in order to check on the conditions of the production and processing of frozen fish products.
During the inspection, 13,770 kilograms of frozen cod was discovered that had been gutted and de-headed without prior notification to the General Food and Veterinary Directorate.

“It was also found that this cod was frozen after being bought in its fresh state, to be scaled and salted, without labels or documents, and its traceability was not demonstrated,” the statement said.
The inspection also resulted in proceedings being launched against the company in question.


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