Temporary suspension on imports of betel leaves from Bangladesh

Details of the temporary suspension of imports of betel leaves from Bangladesh.

Since October 2011 there have been several food safety notifications concerning the presence of a range of pathogenic salmonella strains found in foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves originating in or consigned from Bangladesh.

The details of the temporary suspension are outlined in Commission Decision (EU) 88/2014 (as amended).

The European Commission has worked with the competent authorities in Bangladesh, which are currently developing appropriate long-term risk-management measures.

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