Poland will take all measures to eliminate UK concerns about quality of Polish poultry
Minister Puda informed the British side about the measures implemented by Poland to ensure the highest quality and safety of Polish poultry products in the context of past outbreaks of Salmonella in Polish poultry meat. The meeting was held remotely.
Minister Grzegorz Puda announced that he had taken direct supervision over the clarification of the issue of salmonellosis in Polish poultry meat.
"Despite the difficult pandemic situation, Poland will take all measures to minimize and eliminate UK concerns about the quality and safety of Polish poultry," assured the minister.
The head of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture emphasized that Great Britain - Poland's second largest trade partner in agri-food trade - was particularly important for Poland. He informed that the entire poultry production chain in Poland is currently under veterinary supervision.
Minister George Eustice acknowledged with satisfaction that Poland's actions had brought results. - We see a significant dish in the situation regarding Salmonella infections in poultry products - said Minister Eustice. He also informed that, therefore, there are currently no plans to introduce import restrictions on poultry meat from Poland.
Minister Puda expressed his hope for further dynamic development, despite Brexit, of trade between Poland and Great Britain. He declared full readiness for dialogue, clarifying doubts and solving problems on a current basis.
"Poland is ready for cooperation with Great Britain in the field of sequencing the Salmonella genome in poultry products," said Minister Grzegorz Puda to the British cooperation proposal in this area.
The ministers emphasized the constructive cooperation between Polish and British veterinary services. They expressed their will to continue the dialogue, more frequent contacts and tightening the very good, long-term Polish-British
cooperation in the field of agriculture. ■