EU urges improved residue tests in Romania
EU authorities have recommended that Romania improve its testing for pesticide residues in food of plant origin. The European Commission's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) has advised that effective co-ordination among authorities be ensured and that overlap of work be avoided. Three authorities, including the Ministry of Public Health, plan three independent annual sampling programmes, which leads to “some overlap”, the FVO says. The Office calls on the Ministry to provide training for residue inspectors and ensure that foreign authorities have access to appropriate laboratory capacity for analysis of residues in baby food.