Cyprus against the abolition of annual tests for biological products

Cyprus against the abolition of annual tests for biological products

EU Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry discussed on Monday the new framework for biological agriculture, the simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the dairy market policy.

Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyialis stressed the need to maintain the consumers` confidence in biological products. In this context he expressed disagreement over the determination of any limits for non allowed substances in biological products and the abolition of annual obligatory tests for biological products.

Referring to the dairy market, Kouyialis said that the Commission should follow the situation and intervene, if needed, with a view to normalize the market, something that should apply for all other sectors of the Common Agricultural Policy as well.

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