Contact between the French and the Norwegian minister

On 28 June the French TV-Channel France 3 aired a program focusing on the risk of consuming foodstuffs that may contain elements that are not safe for consumers. The program concerned contaminants in foodstuffs imported into France, such as fish, fruits and vegetables, as well as meat and poultry. Ahead of the program, the French Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Bruno Le Maire contacted the Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen. He had queries in relation to Norwegian farming of salmon, especially with regard to the use of medicines in the fight against sea lice.

On 28 June the French TV-Channel France 3 aired a program focusing on the risk of consuming foodstuffs that may contain elements that are not safe for consumers. The program concerned contaminants in foodstuffs imported into France, such as fish, fruits and vegetables, as well as meat and poultry.  Ahead of the program, the French Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Bruno Le Maire contacted the Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen. He had queries in relation to Norwegian farming of salmon, especially with regard to the use of medicines in the fight against sea lice.

Below are links to the PDF versions of the exchange of letters between French and Norwegian authorities regarding this matter, also including translations to French.

Letter from the French Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Bruno Le Maire

Answer from the Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen