Greece: Second shipment of pork confiscated
A shipment of Cypriot meat products was confiscated at
a Greek port this week marking the second of such incidents in recent
Around 25 tonnes of frozen pork products, deemed unsuitable for human
consumption, were seized at the port of Piraeus. The consignment was dated back
to the period between September 15 and December 15, when such exports were
forbidden due to the FMD outbreak in Cyprus.
Officials from Athens have been quoted as stating that a number of rogue
traders were attempting to 'dump' the banned meat.
The shipment is being destroyed and veterinarian officials will proceed with
Two weeks ago the European Commission lifted a ban on exports of pork meat
originating outside the 10km surveillance zone, but kept in place all other
restrictions that had been in place.
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