Slovenia urges expert opinion on COVID-19 transmission via food

According to Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec, further guidelines for food trade with third countries are needed. Photo: Polona Avanzo According to Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec, further guidelines for food trade with third countries are needed. Photo: Polona Avanzo

Discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, EU agriculture ministers agreed via videoconference that the bloc was currently not faced with food supply shortages, but risks persisted, according to unofficial information.

Slovenia proposed getting an expert opinion on the possibility of COVID-19 transmission via goods to prevent any supply disruption. According to Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec, further guidelines for food trade with third countries are needed. Is is key to stem any speculations about potential food supply disruption, she added.

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