EU Extends Ban On Nigeria's Beans Till June 2022

The European Union has extended Nigeria’s Beans import ban to June 2022 over Nigeria’s failure to implement its food safety action plan submitted in 2018.

The EU food safety authority had in 2015 banned Nigerian beans because it contained between 0.3mg per kilogram and 4.6mg per kg of Dichlorvos, a pesticide when the maximum acceptable residue limit was 0.01 mg per kg.

The commission extended the importation of dry beans from Nigeria until June 2019 owing to the continuous presence of the pesticide. It has again extended the ban.