Only two installments of excessive aflatoxin were registered in Georgian Hazelnut in 2017, the statement by Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia reads. The statement was released to reply to information as if Georgian Hazelnut cannot be exported to EU market because of excessive aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin in a very scientifically-approved carcinogen but it creates preconditions for provoking cancer. Georgian product contained in RASFF system in 2016 was discovered with excessive norm of aflatoxin.
Tengiz Kalandadze, head of Agriculture Ministry department for agriculture products, noted that just a smaller level of exported Hazelnut may perhaps be violating the legislation standards.
As reported, depending on EU food safety network operation, but not only product documentations are examined along at the state border (from your country of origin), but the product inside of it. If suspicious submissions are detected, information is transmitted to the center in Brussels. The knowledge are examined there repeatedly if the hazard is confirmed, the signal is transmitted for all Europe.
Kalandadze explained that, including, a year ago 9 installments of excessive aflatoxin were registered, 0.5% of total exports volume. This holiday season three cases of disapproval were registered, he said.
\”In this situation aflatoxin exceeds ordinary in an exceedingly small volume. Underneath the EU legislation, 5 micrograms are admitted in 1 kilogram of Hazelnut, within the USA this norm is twice higher. In 2010 the disapproved cargo was examined anew, however, a number of them cant be found found with excessive norm of aflatoxin. In this case our entrepreneurs possess the right two operations. 1) First