"Now we understand that the most recent FVO
inspection has identified breaches of animal ID requirements so serious that, according to plausible reports, the Brazilians have offered to restrict exports themselves in the hope of pre-empting more drastic action by the EU.
However, a year has passed since the initial FVO
visit and reports of a field trip to Brazil by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have indicated a severe lack of tagging and traceability with further outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease imminent.
The highlight of the race from an FVO
perspective was perhaps Lizzie returning on the 1st leg ahead of GB sprinter Charlotte Ward.
The relays brought two more medals for FVO
with the Men's Veteran team of Roger Goddard, Ben Stansfield and Jegor Kostylev and the Men's Junior team team of Jamie Goddard, James Hammond and Pete Molloy were both second in their race.
The imported products listed are products which merit an increased level of attention and control at borders on the basis of information from various sources (RASFF notifications, reports from the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO
), from member states and from third countries).
"The commissioner acknowledged that there were some remaining problems, a lack of good communication and some considerable time gaps in verifying implementation of the FVO
The key findings of the IFA visit to Brazil this month, which included a meeting with a key Brazilian foot-and-mouth disease expert, Professor Augusto Pinto, were in line with many findings of the last official FVO
Grace was second in 59.55 and FVO
athletes blocked out the top four places in the class with Ben Stansfield third (60.56) and Jon Cross fourth (61.06).
The Commission said that it was aware of the problem, which had already been the subject of reports by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO
) and of previous complaints from NGOs.
Past inspections in Brazil carried out by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO
) found deficiencies in Brazilian controls for food exports to the EU, including inadequate controls for veterinary residues in certain commodities.