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Meat Imports

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the UK imports meat products from Tanzania. (97386)

[holding answer 26 October 2006]: No. European Community legislation sets the criteria which must be met by meat imported from third countries:

the country must be approved to export to the European Union (EU)

there must be agreed animal and public health certification in place

the product must come from an approved plant.

Meat products from Tanzania cannot be imported into the EU because the country does not meet any of the above criteria.