SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food launches the public consultation process, from this Friday until November 8, of the order that will make the marketing standard for bananas produced on La Palma more flexible to release those that are aesthetically damaged , but suitable for consumption.
In this way, bananas, whose skin is affected by ash, but whose pulp is intact and, therefore, their fitness for human consumption is guaranteed, may be used for free distribution, as well as to the destinations of the withdrawals contemplated in the framework of the Program of specific options for remoteness and insularity (Posei) for the Canary Islands, among other uses, to avoid food waste.
The future rule will be in force for at least one year, and may be extended depending on the evolution of the situation.
This measure joins others, also of an economic nature, detailed this Thursday by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, to the agricultural and fishing sector affected by the eruption of the volcano on his visit to the island of La Palma.