Tuesday, 08 September 2015

EU ban on Nigerian exports

The European Union’s Rapid Alert System for food has detected excessive levels of chemical contaminants in Nigerian food exports of beans, melon seeds, sweet potatoes, cashew kernels, dried fish and meat, peanut chips, nutmeg, soft drinks and sesame seeds. The discovery has prompted the EU to ban import of these foods until the pesticide level reaches a “safe” limit of 01. mg per kilogram. The EU which has issued 50 notifications to Nigerian beans exporters since January 2013 and shall uphold the ban until June 2016.