Morocco withdraws Ukrainian sunflower oil from its market

Business Materials 28 April 2008 18:01 (UTC +04:00)

Morocco will withdraw a batch of Ukrainian sunflower oil from its market, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

The announcement followed the discovery of batches of contaminated sunflower oil imported from Ukraine in several European Union countries.

A batch of Ukrainian sunflower oil had been imported to Morocco in 2008, the ministry said.

It had met quality standards, but the government nevertheless decided to withdraw it from the market and to subject all sunflower oils to new quality controls, dpa reported.

Spain meanwhile lifted a recommendation to consumers not to use sunflower oil, saying all Ukrainian oil had been removed from the market.