UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries

June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

A resolution issued by Minister of Environment and Water Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad stipulated that other produce of vegetables imported from these countries would be allowed into the countries provided that importers present a health certificate stating they are free from E.coli bacteria.

The ban was based on information received from international food safety agencies and news reports by international news agencies and TV stations on contamination of the cucumbers in some EU countries with the E.coli bacteria.

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