Inspectors of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), are monitoring along the Dutch roads to see whether companies that import potatoes from Poland adhere to the rules. In Poland, the harmful potato disease, ring rot, still occurs in many places. That is why all potatoes that are transported to the ring rot-free Netherlands have to be tested for ring rot before departure. When a shipment of potatoes has been approved in Poland, the Polish authorities grant a certificate and the lorry is sealed. The Polish authorities share the data of transport with the NVWA.
For more information about the inspections and hygiene measures companies should adhere to, please visit the NVWA website.
Source: NVWA / AgriHolland