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Ecuador's Fisheries Institute Review Product Standards

25 May 2012

ECUADOR - Members of the Subcommittee on Revision of the INEN for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products, met this week in the auditorium Mosquera Luis Arriaga National Fisheries Institute (INP), to review the rules and parameters that measure the presence of pollutants such as heavy metals, histamine levels of national consumer products and veterinary residues in aquaculture.

This was the second meeting convened in 2012, in order to review and update the Ecuadorian Technical Standards, which regulate the quality and safety of fishery and aquaculture products for domestic consumption, in reference to the Codex Alimentarius Standards Andean and the European Union and the United States.

The topics covered in these meetings are subject to public consultation through the website of the Institute Ecuadorian Standardization (INEN).

The INP chairs this Subcommittee, and is also the institution responsible for issuing health certificates for the inputs used in aquaculture production for domestic consumption.

Present at this meeting were representatives of Endocrinology Ministry of Health, National Institute of Hygiene Leopoldo Izquieta, Pronaca, National Chamber of Aquaculture and Process Technicians Fisheries Quality Assurance and Environmental Aquaculture INP.

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