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Poland Rejects Mite-Infested Rapeseed From Ukraine and Moldova

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Poland rejected rapeseed cargoes from Ukraine and Moldova because of infestation with live and dead mites, notifications to the European Union’s food-alert system showed.

Five samples of rapeseed from Ukraine tested from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9 found between 20 and 100 mites a kilogram (2.2 pounds), according to notices from Poland. Two samples of cargoes from Moldova on Oct. 8-9 found 300 and 210 of the insects a kilogram, respectively, notices showed.

--Editors: Dan Weeks, John Deane.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net.


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