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Phytosanitary Inspection of BiH has banned Import of Cucumber from North Macedonia

The Republic Phytosanitary Inspection has banned the import of 660 kilograms of fresh cucumber originating from Northern Macedonia due to the increased content of pesticides, the Inspectorate of the Republika Srpska announced.

During the regular inspection of the consignment of food of plant origin upon import, the competent inspector performed sampling for laboratory analysis to examine pesticide residues.

Based on the report on laboratory analysis issued by the Bijeljina Water Institute, the analyzed sample showed an increased presence of pesticide “oxamil” above the values ​​prescribed by the Ordinance on maximum levels of pesticide residues in and on food and feed of plant and animal origin.

The decision of the inspector prohibited the import of the disputed shipment and ordered the destruction under the supervision of the competent inspector, they added in the announcement.

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