He said: "We shall be calling on the EU Commission to act on the findings of the latest FVO
inspection without delay and impose an immediate ban on imports from Brazilian beef until the Brazilian authorities have satisfied EU officials that they are fully compliant with the rules.
The fourth medal came in the Vets race, where FVO
had four teams entered, and Will Hensman, Rona Molloy and Roger Goddard came in 55 seconds up on Ben Stansfield, Kirsty Bryan-Jones and Jon Cross to take the bronze medal.
He also stressed that if the next FVO
mission found continued serious lack of implementation he would take immediate action.
Jason's win was one of four for FVO
on the final day of the Scottish Spring meet in Fife, which was organised by the Scotland national junior team.
inspection in June 2006 found problems related to possible levels of histamine in Brazilian fishery products, poor hygiene in fishery production, and questionable approval procedures for Brazilian fishery establishments.
There were four more third place finishes for FVO
athletes: Steve Feltbower (96.05 - Black) , Roger Goddard (69.07 - Brown), Rona Molloy (51.19 - Short Blue) and Matthew Inman (21.32 - Yellow) with Roger and Rona's performances bringing wins in the Veteran categories.
While the inspectors from the EU's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO
) haven't forgotten to highlight "minor deficiencies" here and there, they do recognise the "corrective measures" being taken by the Brazilian health authorities on beef farms, in a report drafted after checks carried out last January and February, released on 29 July(1).
Eblex says, although successful, the last FVO
inspection raised concerns over current practice.
report acknowledges that the regional authorities have drawn up legislation for implementing Regulation 2092/91/EEC and that the national authorities have set up a framework for harmonising both the legislation and inspection activities of the autonomous communities.
The national governing body was looking for a championship race at a distance between sprint and classic lengths and FVO
offered to take on the organisation of the event, which was then extended to include the British Student Championship.
"This could, quite rightly, result in the European Commission's veterinary inspectors (FVO
) imposing a ban on all Brazilian beef entering the EU after they have completed a crucial inspection tour this autumn.