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Document 31997D0518

97/518/EC: Commission Decision of 1 August 1997 concerning certain protective measures with regard to certain fishery products originating in Malaysia (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 214, 6.8.1997, p. 55–55 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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31997D0518

97/518/EC: Commission Decision of 1 August 1997 concerning certain protective measures with regard to certain fishery products originating in Malaysia (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 214 , 06/08/1997 P. 0055 - 0055


COMMISSION DECISION of 1 August 1997 concerning certain protective measures with regard to certain fishery products originating in Malaysia (Text with EEA relevance) (97/518/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/675/EEC of 10 December 1990 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries (1), as last amended by Directive 96/43/EC (2), and in particular Article 19 thereof,

Whereas, upon importation of frozen cephalopods originating in a processing establishment in Malaysia, the presence of Salmonella paratyphi B has been detected;

Whereas the presence of Salmonella paratyphi on food is a result of bad hygienic practices before and/or after processing of food;

Whereas the presence of Salmonella paratyphi on food presents a potential risk for human health;

Whereas imports of products from the establishment concerned in Malaysia must therefore not be further allowed;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in conformity with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

This Decision shall apply to fishery products, fresh, frozen or processed, originating in Malaysia.

Article 2

Member States shall ban the imports of fresh fishery products, in all forms, originating in the following establishment in Malaysia: Sea Master Trading - Penang code No 12.

Article 3

The Member States shall modify the measures they apply in trade in order to bring them into line with this Decision. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 1 August 1997.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 373, 31. 12. 1990, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 162, 1. 7. 1996, p. 1.

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