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Audit of Russian Fish Product Control System by EC Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is Finished

The final meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) auditors, who were auditing control system of fish products destined for export to the European Union for the previous 10 days, took place on September 27 in Moscow.

In the course of the working visit to Russia, the European inspectors visited fish vessels, fish processing, and storage establishments in the Murmansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, as well as the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administrations and laboratories, including FGBI “National Fish Safety”.

During the final meeting DG SANTE auditors thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for a carefully elaborated itinerary, which enabled to obtain a complete understanding of control system of fish products, exported to the EU. It was noted that in the course of the inspection a special attention was paid to the following aspects:

- Correction of deficiencies, noted during the previous visit;

- Knowledge of the European Union legal requirements by official veterinarians, staff of establishments, laboratories and inspectors;

- Compliance with sanitary and hygiene standards and HACCP principles at fish production;

- Product traceability from harvesting/catching and processing to storage and transportation.

In 23 days after analyzing all received information, a preliminary audit report will be drafted and sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the European auditors for the inspection and informed about its readiness to contribute to the improvement of control system of fish products imported to the European Union.


Sep 27, 2019

Categorys: Veterinary , Events , Import. Export. Transit