EU stops import of seafood from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: European Union has stopped import of sea food from Pakistan for failing to come up to the world standard of safety of food regulations.According to documents provided to Parliament by federal minister for trade Makhdoom AMin Fahim EU has deleted names of Pakistani sea food export companies from its list and currently no sea food is being exported to European countries from Pakistan. The main reason for this is Pakistani companies have failed to come up to the world standards of Safety of Food regulation.In order to resume export the progress of improving fisheries supplies have been started under which Marines Fisheries department laboratory services would be revamped according to modern standards.Trade Ministry has requested the EU to send its inspectors as more than 200 boats have been constructed according to EU standards, Currently at this time 9 units are ready for inspection. This matter was also taken up at the meetings of EU senior officials and now due to security concerns the visit of inspectors is being delayed – Onlinenews