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Portugal’s Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) seized almost 14 tons of cod at a company in Ílhavo, in the northern district of Aveiro, with a presumed value of €49,500, the agency announced on Tuesday.
In a statement ASAE said that it had inspected a fishery industry unit, located in the municipality of Ílhavo, in order to check on the conditions of production and processing of frozen fish products.
During the inspection 13,770 kilograms of frozen cod that had been gutted and de-headed without prior notification to the General Food and Veterinary Directorate.
“It was also found that this cod was frozen after being bought in its fresh state, to be scaled and salted, without labels or documents, and its traceability was not demonstrated,” the statement said.
The inspection also resulted in misdemeanor proceedings being launched against the company in question.Source: Lusa News