Georgia has not received the recommendations of World Health Organization on import of vegetables from the EU
According to a representative of the National Agency of Products under the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, Tengiz Kalandadze, Georgia did not receive any special instructions from the World Health Organization about the vegetables from the EU, as it is not imported from there. As the "Georgia-News" reports, this was said by Kalandadze, commenting on the situation of poor-quality vegetables from Spain.
"Georgia has not imported cucumbers from the EU countries. Georgia has its own cucumbers, and if it is imported, Turkey and Iran are its supplier and it pose no danger" - said Kalandadze. He said that all imported food products are tested, including the vegetables.
The so-called "cucumber scandal" erupted in Europe after a dangerous intestinal infection, after 16 people became victims of the desease, spread in northern Germany. Presumably, the native intestinal of infections were the cucumbers from Spain. However, other evidence suggests that infection-causing bacterium, found in these cucumbers, do not match the type of the bacteria in the body of patients. This means that the source of infection is unknown.