S Korea Halts Spanish Pork Imports

by 5m Editor
19 February 2009, at 10:56am

SEOUL - South Korea halted imports from a Spanish meat exporter after finding excessive levels of antimicrobial agents in frozen pork, the government said today.

According to TCMNet, the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said more than permitted levels of Enrofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin were found in a 23-ton shipment of pork that was brought into the country on 9 February.

Tests showed that the pork from the meat exporter identified as 10.06579G had 0.7 parts per million (ppm) of the agents in the pork it shipped, higher than the max limit of 0.1 ppm set by Seoul.