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EC exempts certain food firms

THE EUROPEAN Commission (EC) has approved a list of firms that will be temporarily exempt from complying with the EU's food safety standards.

The state-run news agency TASR wrote on April 16 that a total of 12 firms in Slovakia received transition periods from the EC.

The 12 companies consist of 10 meat-processing firms, a dairy firm, and a fish-processing company.

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