It is a precautionary measure in response to the outbreak of e. coli in Europe. EE UU imports small amounts of fruits and vegetables in the EU at this time. According to Preventive Medicine Research Institute, who has experience with these questions. WHO calls for strengthening hygiene to prevent the transmission of e. coli.
The Ministry of health proposed when and why throw an alert. The U.S. Government said Friday that it has increased the surveillance of imports of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce in the areas affected by an outbreak of the bacteria E.coli in the European Union (EU). The administration of drugs and food (FDA) said in a statement that stays in routine contact with the European Union and the Centers for Control and prevention of diseases (CDC) for monitoring the current outbreak of e. coli O104 and trace cases in United States. In response to the outbreak in Europe and as a precaution, the FDA established additional protocols on imports and has currently increased surveillance of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and salads in the affected areas, said the federal agency.
After several tests to products, the FDA will not allow entry to EE UU of any product that is determined to polluted, and if contamination is detected, take note of future shipments for necessary measures, he warned. As pop up more information about the origin of the outbreak, we will adjust our efforts for the protection of public health, especially in the border, he added. The FDA considered that the current outbreak of the bacteria has not affected the supply of food in EE UU and pointed out that there is no reason for Americans to alter their habits of purchase or consumption of food. However, the Agency said that you kept vigilant to take appropriate measures. On the other hand, the FDA said that Germany public health authorities have not yet identified the source of the outbreak of e. coli, which has already caused more than one dozen death s in that country. United States imports small amounts of fruits and vegetables in the EU, particularly at this time of the year, due to the low longevity of most of these products and their availability both national and Central American countries. Source of the news: EE UU increases monitoring of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce in the European Union