Spain rejects UK Salmonella claims
Spanish authorities say that the UK's figures on
Salmonella rates in Spanish eggs are out of date, inaccurate, and commercially
A spokesperson from MAPA argued that the FSA report was based on samples
taken in 2005-2006 from one packing centre in Valladolid which packages eggs
from only three farms - out of a total of 1,100 farms that export eggs.
The Spanish Agricultrual ministry pointed out that Spain is the only
country in the EU to adopt new
Salmonella prevention measures
that have led to a decline in Salmonella
prevalence rates to 16% compared to 40% in the UK.
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