Legal action against SL Plant Quarantine Service & Media a possibility



COLOMBO (New 1st); Chinese organic fertilizer maker Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., LTD declares that it reserves the right to take legal action against the party issuing test reports violating scientific test results and media that falsely broadcast test results.

Qingdao Seawin, the exporter of the rejected Chinese fertilizer stock, issued an undated press release received by News 1st today (7), providing clarification regarding the controversy.

The statement said “It is incomprehensible that Sri Lanka has not honored contracts and misled its people with false test results at a time of soaring prices and scarcity of fertilizers globally.”

She added that the raw materials used in the organic fertilizers that she exported to Sri Lanka are humic acid, amino acids, algae, and that these raw materials themselves do not contain Erwinia, adding that they are very safe and high efficiency organic fertilizers.

Quindao Seawin Biotech in its statement states that “the false report that a Chinese company exported organic fertilizers containing harmful microorganisms to Sri Lanka has misled many people and consumers who do not know the truth, and has caused a big obstacle to fair trade export companies’

The company claims that what the media and National Plant Quarantine Service officials have revealed that the products contain Erwinia is not true to the facts and constitutes serious libel behavior.

The company goes on to note that the production process of this exported organic fertilizer includes a necessary process of high temperature sterilization at 600 ℃ for 20 min.

He adds that the fatal condition of Erwinia detected is 45-50 ℃ and can be completely eliminated in 10 minutes.

Therefore, after 20 minutes of sterilization process at 600 ° C, it is impossible for any form of Erwinia to remain in the organic fertilizer.

The statement went on to note that the exported organic fertilizer this time passed the test of third-party testing.
company designated by SLSI. He added that, however, the importer did not apply for the import permit certificate.

In addition, the plant quarantine certificate issued by the Chinese customs also clearly stated that the plant products have been inspected and / or tested according to appropriate procedures and are considered free from quarantine pests specified by the importing country / region. .

In addition, the company said that the Qingdao Customs Technical Center in Qingdao also tested this batch of products on October 2, and the results also show that there is no Erwinia.

The statement states that the company has passed ISO9000 and the product series has passed ECCERT and OMRI organic certification.

He added that it is one of the top ten brands of organic fertilizers in China and has been exported to more than 50 countries without any complaints or sanctions for over 20 years.

The Chinese company has repeatedly offered to have a third-party qualified global testing institute re-test the products. However, the statement says there is still no response from the importer.



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