Agreement with Norway to import cod without phosphate
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 04:20 (GMT + 9)
Portuguese and Norwegian authorities signed an agreement to ensure that the cod from Norway entering Portugal must not contain phosphates.
The agreement was signed by the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Affairs of Portugal, Assunção Cristas, and by the Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs of Norway, Elisabeth Aspaker.
According to the Portuguese minister, the signed agreement constitutes an additional guarantee for the local consumer after Brussels last July approved the use of these additives in cod, with the favourable vote of Portugal.
In her opinion, it is "very important" progress, given that Norway will continue selling cod apt to be traditionally cured and will provide Portugal with an updated list of the companies that do not use polyphosphates.
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