Carbon monoxide in barramundi from Taiwan

Published by SIPA

The Australian authorities have reported several cases of carbon monoxide (CO) contamination of frozen barramundi fillets. The Australian ‘Failing Food Reports‘ of February and March 2019 reported a total of seven findings of carbon monoxide in barramundi fillets. All the barramundi came from Liang Shing Frozen Seafoods Company Limited of Taiwan.


Liang Shing Frozen Seafoods does not appear on the European Commission’s list of Taiwanese establishments from which imports are permitted into the EU.


In September 2018 the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources advised importers of their intention to increase border controls for the inspection and analysis of carbon monoxide treatment of fresh, chilled or frozen tuna and barramundi fillets, portions and cutlets.


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