Norway demands exemption from new EU egg regulations

The Ministry of Health believes that there is no good reason to introduce a 28-day expiration date for eggs in Norway, as the EU requires. Norway demands an exemption from the rule.

The reason EU law has changed is that parts of Europe are suffering from Salmonella infection. Agriculture and Food Minister Sandra Borch (SP) states that Norway has salmonella-free eggs and the introduction of such regulations makes no sense.

In Norway Eggs have a shelf life of 35 days.

Borch said Norway would demand an exemption. Sweden, Denmark and Finland have also recorded exception requests, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) reports.

The European Commission is currently filing a proceeding for consultation by the deadline of 31 May, the purpose of which is to adopt the rules in the fall.

Work in progress

“We are currently working with perhaps other Nordic countries to assess ways to best promote Norway’s position in relation to public consultation,” said Secretary of State Olehenrik Björholt of the Department of Health and Human Services. Told Bonde Bradette.

The EU Commission has not previously considered opinions from Norway and other Nordic countries.

According to Nortura, if new EU regulations are introduced, shipping costs will increase by 50-70 million Norwegian krone annually, causing major problems for Norwegian egg producers.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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