Asaja calls for measures towards the detection of Hepatitis A in Moroccan strawberries | EUROtoday

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The Valencian Farmers Association (AVA-Asaja) has proven its “concern” and has demanded that the central authorities and the European Union (EU) “urgent measures” behind the notification issued this month that alerts of detection at a Spanish entry level “Presence of Hepatitis A in Moroccan strawberries“.

According to the notification issued on the RASFF (Rapid Alert System Feed and Food) group portal, the danger determination is “serious” as a result of it exceeds the “maximum level allowed absence/25g” of this substance which, in response to AVA-Asaja, “poses a danger to public health and may have appeared in the food due to irrigating farms with sewage.”

Given this new well being alert for fruit and vegetable imports from this third nation, the group chaired by Christopher Aguado has despatched a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, to request that he “urgently ask for explanations from the Government of Morocco and specify what measures you intend to take to prevent this type of situation from occurring again.

AVA-Asaja has urged Planas to “inform the competent authorities of the European Union that each one strawberries that come from Morocco have an exhaustive well being inspection and, if extra well being alerts are detected in different fruit and veggies from third international locations, the controls can be prolonged to mentioned merchandise, as a result of “The health of consumers is at stake.”

The demand additionally has been despatched to Brussels to deal with the issue in group establishments, in response to the agricultural group in an announcement.

AVA-Asaja has additionally knowledgeable the primary shopper associations of the Valencian Community of this well being alert – the Valencian Association of Consumers and Users (Avacu), the Association of Housewives and Consumers Tyrius and the Union of Consumers of the Valencian Community – and to the Official College of Physicians of Valencia, because of the threat what it represents for human well being.

The entity remembers that, in response to the World Health Organization (WHO), hepatitis A is a liver irritation because of the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is unfold primarily when an uninfected (and unvaccinated) particular person ingests water or meals contaminated by feces from an contaminated particular person.