EU may ban import of groundnut from India

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Published: 03 Aug 2009 23:14:48 PST

EU may ban groundnut imports from India on account of the presence of aflatoxin, a kind of fungus, according to Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC). During an awareness programme on quality upgradation of exportable groundnut at Rajkot, the Council called for a need to generate quality products in India. "Indian processors had not taken up technical upgradation and changes in machinery to produce export quality groundnut for a long time," said Sanjay Shah, chairman, IOPEPC.

D Tara, managing director, Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation, informed, "An European delegation is scheduled to visit India this September for examining the processes used by export units. If they do not find any changes in the units, they will not hesitate to ban groundnut import from India."



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